蒂芙尼惠特菲尔德想收拾，现场和国外任教，并计划从南阿拉巴马大学，2015年毕业后立即这样做亚博棋牌平台教育和职业研究学院，在那里她获得双认证的基础教育和特殊教育。 But she was told she needed at least two years of teaching experience. So, Whitfield decided to work at Allentown Elementary School in the Semmes community as a special education teacher.
“我爱上了教学，”她说。 “My mom is a school counselor, and she inspired me to teach. At South Alabama, I learned about the different ways you can engage with students in and outside the classroom. I really enjoyed helping my special needs students develop and grow.”
虽然在教学阿伦敦，惠特菲尔德又回到南赢得她的硕士学位的学历。 After working as a teacher for a couple of years and completing her graduate degree, she started researching again about companies that hired teachers to work abroad.
“我把信仰的飞跃，并跟着我的心脏。 After submitting my application, I interviewed over the telephone with Teachaway, a company located in San Francisco, Calif.,” she said. “I also had a second face-to-face interview, and they hired me on the spot.
“此前签署我的合同并接受最终报价，我决定去旅行，并参观在Hawally，并确保我可以教和生活在那里。 I was happy to find that housing was nice and everyone was helpful. I accepted the offer. I am teaching all subjects at the American Creativity Academy for Boys. I teach 25 energetic and intelligent first graders. I love my students. I am teaching them how to speak English fluently, and they’re teaching me how to speak Arabic. The parents have invited me over to their homes for dinner. They send me gifts. I am treated with kindness and respect.”
“这对我来说是一个极端的文化变革，”她说。 “I had to adapt and adjust. During the orientation, I learned about the honeymoon phase where everything is fascinating, and then you experience missing your family and wanting to go home. But, now, I love it there. I also learned about appropriate dress along with other aspects of the culture. The country has vast desert landscapes and white sandy beaches.”
惠特菲尔德曾任教于科威特的一年，而她在那里，她做出了决定，以节省大量她辛苦赚来的钱。 There are no taxes on what she earns there. In addition, she doesn’t pay for housing. Her vacation is from May-August.
“最初，我没有为我的储蓄的计划，”她指出。 “I was just saving money to have a more stable future and to travel. But I began to think deeply about how I could impact the lives of others by sharing some of my savings. I also thought about how tough it was for me to work and go to college. My parents were helping me with my tuition, and then I decided to not take my education seriously at first. My parents decided to let me pay my own tuition so that I could learn the value of money and an education.
“所以，我决定，我想创造一个奖学金，捐$ 10,000到勤劳敬业的学生谁是在南阿拉巴马的教育计划。亚博棋牌平台yabovip888wap I have started the Tiffany Whitfield Scholarship for Undergraduate Students. The scholarship was awarded to a deserving student in the fall of 2019. If it wasn’t for South Alabama, I wouldn’t be living my dream working in Kuwait.”
惠特菲尔德花费每天12小时的教学和辅导，她很高兴这也让她分享她赢得了。 And South’s education program is grateful, too.
“蒂凡尼的慷慨教育和职业研究学院是压倒性的，”凯利伯德，资深教练和领导和教师教育部门学术顾问说。 “She wants to help other future teachers be successful in their journey, and is able to do that through her generous contribution. I am not surprised, however. Tiffany was always so kind and giving as an undergraduate student at USA. Her spirit is infectious and this opportunity to give back is her way of sharing that spirit with others. I am so proud of her accomplishments.”