My home away from home is room 2036 where I’m a fifth grade math and science teacher in Lubbock, Texas. I earned my degree from Texas Tech here at home and remember leaving there feeling like I was prepared for anything the education world would throw at me. The education field laughed at those feelings and began the first of many twists and turns. I felt prepared but time has shown me how all teachers across the nation, not just myself, go above and beyond for every student that walks into their home away from home. Teaching is my passion. A passion that continues to grow day by day, year by year.