As student teaching comes to an end here in a couple of weeks, I am so thankful for my cohort. My cohort is five other ladies who student teach with me at Bandelier Elementary school every day. We have taken classes together for the past year and a half and have grown together as people and as future teachers. These ladies have added so much to my life, I don’t know how I would have made it through student teaching without them.

It is such a great feeling to know that I am not alone and the other ladies are in the same boat I am. We are in this together! We are constantly encouraging and motivating each other and know that we are there to support one another. I can’t imagine student teaching without my cohort pushing me to be better and strive for the best.

I am so thankful to be walking across the stage and graduating in a couple of weeks with these amazing ladies! It has been one incredible journey and I know that all the bumps in the road have only made me stronger. Only 29 more days until graduation is here! I can’t wait!

-Tianna Spurlock