Degree Girl " Shahirah"


My name is Shahirah Nelson. II am from Plainfield, New Jersey.. I have been a Teacher Assistant for over 15 years. I am very involved in community services in my neighborhood. I decided in January of 2017 to enroll at Union County College to pursue an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education..

My anticipated graduation month is September 2018. My short term goal is to become an owner of a preschool. I have the years of experience; however it is important that I have the education to compliment it.

Although; I plan to open my own business, I understand the importance of being a life long learner and setting the bar high for my children. One reason that I enrolled in college as an untraditional student is due to my duties as a mother. As I see the growth in my children, I am able to do some things for me. After graduating with my Associate's Degree,, I plan on transferring to a four year university..



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