My name is Paula Kesler and I am currently a flooring sales specialist at a major home improvement store. I like my job BUT it is not my career of choice. In 2000, I was happily serving as the instructional technology specialist at White Oak Elementary School in Cape Carteret, NC. I had 10 years under my belt as an elementary educator and was thrilled that I’d been given the opportunity to teach my secondary passion, computers and technology.
I couldn’t imagine ever doing anything else…until my son was born. I planned to keep working but I didn’t plan on the bond I would have with my son. So I decided to stay home with him.
In the meantime, a long series of unfortunate events prevented me from keeping my teaching certificate current. Now it’s simply time to get back to what I know I was meant to do. While taking courses for license renewal, I came across code.org and now I am absolutely hooked! I can hardly wait to get back into the classroom, whether it’s brick and mortar or virtual.
Thanks for this amazing opportunity!