What led you to teaching? I have always loved being with children, watching and helping them learn. Looking back over the years, I have often incorporated teaching into things that I’ve done and have a deep empathy with those who experience challenges to learning. In my gap year, I went to the outback of Australia and worked in a school. Additionally, I worked in an orphanage in India and taught at their village school. These were both positive experiences and confirmed my love of teaching.