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Selfmade Teacher

Joycelyn Allenegui

Orange County, California

Hey, friends! I'm Joycelyn, but you can call me Joyce! I'm an Asian American elementary teacher who enjoys having a good time! I like eating corn, french fries, and gummy bears a lot. When I'm not teaching, I love going to new places, trying yummy food, and having fun at Disneyland!

What does a Selfmade Teacher do?

A Selfmade Teacher is someone who helps you learn new and exciting things. They teach you how to read, count, and discover the amazing world around you. They make learning fun, and they're always there to support and help you become the awesome person you're meant to be!

KIND • HELPFUL • FUN-LOVING

Top 3 — Why do you love being a Selfmade Teacher?

Inspiring others

Becoming a teacher means inspiring friends to discover new things and be the best they can be.

Helping others learn

I love to help others learn new and exciting things like animals, space, or whatever makes me super curious!

Creating a happy place

I want to create a classroom where everyone feels happy, included, and excited to come to school every day.

Inspiring others
Helping others learn
Creating a happy place

What motivates / inspires you?

What makes me really excited about being a teacher is helping students learn new and amazing things. I get to create a fun and magical place where we can play, have fun, and discover the wonders of the world together. I love seeing the excitement in my students' eyes when they understand something new.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud when I see the sparkle my students' eyes as they learn something new, and their face lights up with excitement. Knowing that I am a part of their journey to discover, explore, and grow fills my heart with immense pride and joy.

What was your first dream job?

My first dream job was to be a marine mammal trainer.

What other path would you have taken if not this one?

If I wasn't a Selfmade Teacher, I would have wanted to become a nurse or a baker.

What would you tell your younger self?

Treat life as an adventure!

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