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Being an Educator
Transcript of Being an Educator
Claire Lutgen , Educator
Company/Organization that you work for?
Lafayette School Corporation/ Oakland High School/ Jefferson High School
How long have you been with the company?
Lafayette School Corporation for 26 years.
What is a typical day like?
She meets daily, weekly and monthly with students and their families.
What is the BEST part of your job?
She loves getting to know the kids. It is her favorite part of the job.
What is your LEAST favorite part of the job?
Her least favorite part of the job is that the ‘general public school system is under criticism and teachers are sad and not proud to be an educator.
Oakland High School
Principle: Claire Lutgen
• What advice do you have for someone interested in this field?
“ It is really important to know in your heart what you really want and what you stand for.”
Perks and Details:
Median salary in the US is $53,760
Job outlook from 2014-2024 is rising at 6% (LIkely!)
It is more than just lesson plans and activities
As a teacher you are shaping and building the mind of younger children to ready them for some aspects of the future.
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Teacher Grade k-12th
How long have you worked in this position?
• Her steps to getting this position?
She attened college to become a park ranger until a professor as her to be a teaching assistant. She fell in love with it and changed her major to a Bachelors of Science in Biology.
• Education/training/skills necessary for this position?
Bachelors of Science in Biology, Principle Licensing Program, Masters in Administration, Doctorates in Administration
• What current world events have impacted this field?
Competition. The global economy is more significantly comparing the education systems to other countries.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
25-2021.00 - Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Claire Lutgen is a Principle of Oakland High School. She started her career as a biology teacher and moved up to an assistant principle where she "hated" it. She enjoys interacting with the young kids one on one and making sure that they can see their true potential despite all the negativity in the world. I chose this person because I feel she is the true definition of an educator.
What I learned?
I learned that if you really care about your career and you know what is good in your heart then you will be successful.
Step by step...
To reach my goal I need to:
Focus on school
Prepare myself, not only daily but weekly and monthly.
Make goals for myself.
Never give up!
Give it all I have!