University of North Texas at Dallas
English as a Second Language Early Childhood Education
Julia Pughes is adopted from China. Her goal is to become a second-grade ESL teacher. She chose this career because of two influential teachers: Ms. Knight, her second-grade teacher, and Mrs. Bobo, her education teacher.
Julia has always loved and wanted to work with young kids. Seeing Ms. Knight’s optimistic and loving personality toward her students inspired Julia to want to become a second-grade teacher. Mrs. Bobo continued to build Julia’s passion for becoming a teacher. In her education course, Mrs. Bobo taught Julia about the art of teaching and how to become a master teacher. Together both of these teachers taught her that through hard work and dedication anything is possible.
Julia’s goal when she becomes a teacher is to inspire her students and change the world for the better. She would also love to spend some time teaching in another country and traveling the world.
"Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things."