Of course, by now you
should know that my name is Carla Sorrell. I was born in Raleigh,
North Carolina on September 2, 1983 to Carl and Cleo Sorrell. I
have lived my whole life as an only child in Apex, North
Carolina. My parents have always been a very important part of my
life and have supported all of my choices. One of the reasons I
am where I am today is because of all of their support and telling me
that I can be anything I wanted to be, and this idea is the one that I
like to tell my students. It doesn't matter what type of family
you come from, you can make yourself be whatever you put your mind
to! I attended Fred A. Smith Elementary School, West Lake Middle
School, and Southeast Raleigh High School. These three schools
all prepared me for college, and not only gave me an academic
education, but also taught me about diversity and social skills.
I chose to come to Meredith College because of the small environment,
and I received the Teaching Fellows scholarship to attend!
I have always been very involved in community, school, and civic
organizations, and held leadership positions. This
involvement did not stop in college because I have been very active at
Meredith in my community and as a leader. Meredith has really
taught me confidence and how to have a voice wherever I go!
I have been a camp counselor, babysitter, and Meredith College Learning
Center Mathematics Tutor, which has helped me develop skills in
teaching people of all processing levels mathematics! Right now I
am finishing up my student teaching. I am excited
about graduating, but I will cherish all the memories I have had and
miss my students, but I know there will be many more awaiting me to
become their math teacher!
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