Find opportunities to grow. Nurture your passion. Create your opportunities.
Find opportunities to grow - I volunteered to serve on committees to evaluate and write curriculum. I went to meetings and conferences. I applied to help write the Next Generation Science Standards.
Nurture your passion - I read journals and blogs, I asked questions, and I attended conferences even when my school district wouldn’t support me. I stretched myself.
Create your opportunities - Stop waiting for the ‘right’ opportunities to present themselves. Reflect on HOW to turn your passion into opportunity. Share your dream with others. Find a mentor.
My passion - my niche - is educating students and teachers about the science of food production.
What’s your passion? What’s your niche? How are you going to conquer that mountain?
Chris will share her winding journey through valleys and over mountains in search of her passion. She often struggles to find the confidence to step out into the unknown, but has found inspiration and encouragement from others along the way as she pursues her passion to make a difference.
Chris Embry Mohr (Olympia High School: Stanford, IL)