I want to be in the PDS program because I do not want to be just a teacher; I want to be the most affective and successful teacher that I can possibly be. Since the PDS program focuses on both the quality of teaching and student learning, I can learn to be the affective teacher that I someday want to be. Improving student learning is equally important during practicum, and it is through this program that I can work with high needs students and provide them with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed. Professional Development Schools are important for the community, students, and teachers involved because it provides learning and development opportunities that may otherwise not be possible. For these reasons, I truly believe that student teaching at a Professional Development School would not only better me as a teacher, but as a person.