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My Featured Blogger this week is K.E. Garland. K.E., Kathy to her blogging friends, is a long-time educator and published author. She self-describes as “a creative nonfiction writer whose primary goal is to amplify women’s voices and to demarginalize and personalize societal issues regarding women.” Kathy does that beautifully, and much more. Read on and you’ll see.
Twenty-five years ago, I began my career in education as an English teacher. However, I didn’t enter the profession out of a profound sense of passion. Here’s what happened:
I began undergrad as a business major: business management, to be exact. However, there was an assessment everyone took to test out of remedial math (Math 109). I took and failed the test during orientation. Then, I took it again and failed at the beginning of Math 109. The university offered it again mid-semester. Failed. And again shortly after, which is when I passed.
That’s when I figured I needed to change my focus. How was I going to be a business major if I couldn’t do basic math?
I sought advice from one of my aunts, who suggested I become an English major. When I talked to the advisor, she said English education was a better option.
Fast forward twenty-five…
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