My name is Sharlene Parker. I am 27 years old. I was born in Chicago Illinois but I have lived in Durham North Carolina my whole life. In December 2011, I received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and a Concentration in Child Development Family Relations from North Carolina Central University. I am seeking to get a Masters in Education in Teacher and Learning Leadership. Upon completion of my degree I would like to become an Associate Director of a childcare center and eventually become the Executive Director of a childcare center. I plan on using this gift that God gave me to make a difference in the lives of others. Currently I work at Bright Horizons and I absolutely love it. I have always known that I have a passion for working with children since I was young. My aunt owns a childcare center and has been my mentor for many years. For many years I would go and assist her and I would truly enjoy being there with the children. She has taught me a lot when it comes to working with children throughout the years and I truly thank her for that. I believe that it is a very noble and humble profession. In Matthew 18:1-4, it says “Unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” You can learn a lot from children how to be forgiving, giving, trusting, loving, and humble. I am the oldest of four children. I am not married but I am engaged to my College Sweetheart of 6 years. I am a very family orientated person. I really enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy spending quality time with my boyfriend and with my friends. I love to go shopping, getting my hair and nails done, going to the movies, going out to eat, talking on the phone, singing and listening to music. I want to become more knowledgeable with how to use social media for educational technology purposes for my future endeavors. I also hope to learn how to use educational technology to benefit all of the students that I teach.
Zondervan NIV Study Bible. Ed. Kenneth L. Barker. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996. Print.