Hear from Concepción Camargo about the community and support within Arlington Independent School District.
Arlington ISD is like home; it's home. A lot of teachers have been working here for a long time, they love it and are great mentors. Administration is always there to help and some are my old teachers.
I started off as a nursing major, but didn’t love science. During college, I returned to my high school to tutor in the AVID program I had been a part of. I wanted to work with kids, like me, and help them refine the skills they needed to pursue their academic and life aspirations. While tutoring one day, one of the students, Daisy, asked me if I was going to be a teacher and it just clicked. I said 'yes.' The next day I changed my major from nursing to study education.
Now I’m teaching 8th grade US History and lead the AVID extracurricular class in the junior high school that I went to. I love developing relationships with all my students on a daily basis so I can be a part of their lightbulb moments and I love being home at Arlington ISD.
“When you first go into teaching, you have to have some patience with yourself. It’s a craft. You won’t develop it in six months, or a year even. You shouldn’t beat yourself down if it doesn’t always feel like you are succeeding. Just know that you are definitely benefitting your students for the better.”
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