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Jenna Brady
Teacher

"My mom is a teacher. I grew up with teaching, so I think that's one of the reasons I didn't go right into that career."

As children, we're all asked the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" How did you answer?

A teacher and now I am one.

What have been the most defining moments along your career path?

I worked in NY for Industrial Bank of Japan for a year on trading floor. After that, I moved to DC to work for Arthur Andersen in tax dept. for 2 years. I was unhappy in those jobs. I didn't feel personally rewarded, not enough variety. My talents weren't utilized enough. My mom is a teacher. I grew up with teaching, so I think that's one of the reasons I didn't go right into that career. Teaching was always there in the back of my mind though. It took the disastisfaction of the corporate life to get me motivated enough to make a life change.

How did you get your big breaks?

I got my master's in education. I needed the masters to get a job. I had no experience whatsoever as elementary school teacher and the degree helped me get hired. My boyfriend is a marketing teacher in high school and his undergraduate degree is in marketing. He's in contract position without certification, so not everyone needs it. I wanted to be a fulltime tenured teacher so I just felt I wouldn't have been hired without the degree.

What was the best advice you received when you were first starting out in your career?

Subbing is a hard job. Teaching is a very different job from subbing. Just by being a teacher, you automatically gain a certain amount of respect from the students. It's sort of the reverse with a substitute, because the students see it as a blow-off day. But it gives you an idea of what it's like to work in a school. What the administration is like, what the faculty is like, what is expected of you, and just some general classroom management routines. Substituting is a great way to decide if this is what you really want to do. A lot of times, schools will hire subs full-time.

What have you learned from your experience?

I've had non-certified people come in just to observe me. These are people who are interested in teaching. They shadowing me. I think, just with any career, you don't know what you're getting into until you spend some time in that place seeing or doing it.

What most excites you about your job right now?

I love everything about it (teaching). Everyday is different. It's my own thing. In the classroom, everything that happens happens because I want it to. It's like running your own business. There's a lot of autonomy. It's creative. The hours fly by and the time passes really quickly. There is so much variety. I really feel challenged intellectually, because I have to learn everything to teach it. It's stimulating to be still learning when you're not technically in school anymore.

On a scale of 1-10, how relevant was your academic major to your career? (1=not at all, 10=absolutely essential)

10. I felt it was very beneficial to have obtained my Masters.

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