RACHEL MANCINI - 2007 DR. MARY MEADE
$2000 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
NOW TEACHING AT TOTTENVILLE HS
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK
member of the alpha beta chapter of delta kappa gamma society international for key women educators
Dear Alpha Beta Chapter,
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to become an educator. I would tutor my friends and feel such deep satisfaction when they became successful with a topic. Their victories were my victories. When I entered high school, my desire to teach grew even stronger. After talking to my guidance counselor about my goal, she suggested I apply for the Dr. Mary Meade Scholarship. In 2007, I became the proud recipient of the award.
This scholarship meant a lot to me not only due to its monetary value but, more importantly, because earning it showed me that there was a group of women who believed in my dream and were willing to help me succeed.
After getting my first job as a teacher, the same guidance counselor allowed me to join the Alpha Beta Chapter. It has been such an honor to sit alongside seasoned educators that still have a passion for teaching. I love listening to them as they share their experiences, lessons learned, and a few funny stories now and then. The women in the chapter have become my mentors and continue to support me as I grow as an educator. As a scholarship recipient and new teacher, I cannot emphasize enough how helpful this organization has been to my teaching career.
Tottenville High School