Janeth Barcenas

Hometown: Houston, Texas
University: University of Houston
Teaching Interest: Middle School Social Studies

Janeth wants to become a teacher to inspire students to use their voice, no matter their background. She wants them to know they are the future. She knows students will need emotional support, as well as academic content, to fully realize that they have the power to change society. Janeth has been inspired by many great teachers who made their classes enjoyable because they were considerate of the different backgrounds students came from. She hopes her students remember her the way she remembers her teachers. 

Janeth is a first-generation college student. She is thankful to her parents for all their hard work and for setting an example, and she hopes to be a role model for her younger brother. She is also thankful for her husband who is always there to support her. 

Janeth has had teaching in mind as a career ever since she was five-years-old and received a teacher Barbie. She still has that Barbie doll today as a lasting symbol of her childhood dream, which will soon be a reality!

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." - Maya Angelou
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