"I Had A Calling To Be A Teacher"
Cameron Broome MAT '20 had a calling to be a teacher; to help, educate, support and encourage others as he had done throughout his whole life.
“It seemed I had always known that I wanted to be a teacher but never truly realized until later in life,” Broome said. He ended up receiving his master of arts in teaching from Pacific because the program works with the districts Broome was hoping to place with, and he knew they would take his preferences into consideration.
He heard nothing but good things about Pacific’s program, from friends who had attended here both currently and in the past.
Broome now works in the Tigard-Tualatin School District 23J. He wants to follow in the steps of the teachers who helped him growing up and put many hours into their students, often not receiving the thanks and gratitude they deserved.
“I admired them greatly for that,” Broome said.
For future Pacific students pursuing a master of arts in teaching, Broome encourages them to enjoy their time in the program and work hard, but don’t stress out too much.
“It will all go by quickly; the homework, the studying, the stress, and you will be left with those memories you make and (hopefully) a masters and a teaching license,” he said.