Taylor asked me last week if I would like to be a mentor. “To who?” I asked. Now, here’s a little background information before I begin. Taylor is a teacher at Garinger Math and Science Magnet School (a small subset of a larger high school). It’s near downtown Charlotte and is an older school in a lower-middle class area.
Now, I half expected to be talking to some kid who has problems with family or substance abuse (of which I really don’t have any background in). BUT NO!! I get to mentor a girl who is doing a project in herpetology!!! Like a teaching mentor!! Yes, these are my first feeble steps in gaining experience in a school system in North Carolina. And the heavenly voices are ringing :)
I’m going to meet her today, but apparently she is doing research (not the college-type research I’m used to) on poisonous snakes…and my research paper in Herpetology in college (can I get a drum roll) Toxicology of Several Species of Venomous Reptiles. What a perfect fit!! I’m not quite sure how long this process lasts, but I get a nametag from the front office and have to fill out some paperwork so it’s pretty important. I’m excited :) I’ll post pictures and details soonly.