Lauren Martin wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she first came to TCC, but now she believes teaching is her calling.
“It does sound cheesy, but I feel that way,” she said. “You don’t become a teacher because you want money. You become a teacher because it’s what you want to do.”
Last year, Martin worked in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district as a library aide, but was transferred to a Life Skills class due to budget cuts and soon realized she loved working with kids in a formal setting.
Martin will transfer to Tarleton State University soon. She said she eventually wants to teach elementary school.
“I enjoy what I do now, but general education is what I enjoy most,” she said. “If you want to make a difference, that’s where you need to be before they get to the courtroom.”