I want to be placed in the PDS program for the University of Kansas student teaching program because I want to become involved in the world of at-risk schools. When I started studying education, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher to make a difference in the lives of students who really needed me. I think that working for a PDS school will help me to achieve that goal.
I understand that working in a PDS school may come with it's challenges, but I have found that I work best when I am challenged. I think that the result is far greater when you work really hard at something than when you put in a mediocre amount of effort. I feel that being in a PDS school will truly push me to be the strongest teacher I can be, and teach me how to problem solve in the face of the most difficult obstacles a student could face.