Hey everyone, here’s a little about myself. My name Teri Straley and I’m from a small town on the Oregon coast, Bandon, and I graduated high school in 2011. I am a lover of anything Harry Potter, shows that deal with the supernatural like Teen Wolf and Charmed, the Star Wars films, and really anything that’s anime and superheroes. With these things in mind I do try to make and see the things that the characters go through to somehow relate to use as a reference to others, and I, when the time calls for it. I was involved in many things, in elementary school I started dancing with a local studio, Marlo Dance Studio, and feel in love with it, I started out in tap, then ballet joined in followed by jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop. I love dancing and so in high school I joined the dance team for 3 years. Then during my third year of high school I joined the cheer leading team and through that we did a summer camp for little kids (Pre- K -8 grade), I was out in charge of preschool and kindergarteners. I had to pick some easy cheers to teach them, a dance and come up with a way to keep them entertained for hours on end. So, I got to use a huge roll of paper and we just rolled it out and let them color on it and even let them side across it in our socks. But this was not the first time I’ve taught little kids, I was an aid for two of the dance teachers at Marlo and I worked with in tap and ballet, then in my senior year I got the chance to teach a private lesson for a girl who wanted to learn more so she could move up in her class. Also in my senior year I joined our speech team and had a blast and I regret not joining the years before.
Through these experiences made me want to go into education and teaching, so I really liked math in high school and decided to choose that as my major, mathematics with a secondary in education. Then come to find out that math isn’t as fun as it was in high school but I really enjoyed my communication class and started to look into what I could with that and saw that I could still be a teacher, so I switch last year during spring term. With a major in communication and speech I plan on going into education and speechology and teaching students with speaking disabilities. I have even been thinking about teaching students with special needs or those who have ADHD and dyslexia. I think the dyslexia and ADHD thing comes from the fact that I love mythology and anything that has to do with it, like the Percy Jackson series and seeing that just because someone has those disabilities doesn’t mean they aren’t special and they don’t deserve to be treated any different just because their brains think differently than others.
So that is me and if you don’t like it, oh well. Just remember Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.