Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blog Post #1

My name is KaShondra Rudolph and I'm 20 years of age. I am a transfer student from Jefferson Davis Community College. I graduated there May 2010 with an Associates of Science degree. I moved to Mobile five months ago from Monroeville, Alabama. I started as a nursing major with a dream of attending UAB. The fear of my parents not wanting me to move far away, I decided to attend USA which was the best decision I made.

Since I started USA,I have graown to love the atmosphere here and the campus size compared to UAB, it's just right. Although during my first semester here I had a few set backs and became very confused about what I really needed to do verses what I really wanted to do in life. So I began to seek God and family members and I was reminded of all the different talents I have along with my inner passions. With these thoughts in mind, I decided that Elementary Education was my path to take.

I started volunteering at a daycare center back home when I was 13 years of age. When I was 17, I was given a part-time job. I worked there untill I graduated high school and became a substitute teacher at the local middle and high schools. Along with me working at the daycare and in the school systems, I became very dependable by helping my parents look after two of my younger siblings. I also have four other siblings, with a total of five sisters and one handsome brother. Family is very importanat to us, I feel that without Jesus first, and family who can you really depend on. Im just happy to be in school, striving for an education and career to better my future.


  1. Hi KaShondra! It is so nice to meet you! I feel like we have a bit of a connection because I went through something quite similar while at school. My first semester at USA as a freshman, I was an Elementary Education major. I felt great and did well in my classes, but then I fell really ill my second semester which affected my morale and grades. Things just fell down from there. I had quite a few setbacks and even changed my major to Biology, which was significantly harder for me. Before this semester started, I evaluated myself and decided that I should return to Education. It is my true calling. Family is also important to me. I envy you for having siblings. Unfortunately, I am an only child. Sometimes, I would get lonely growing up. Although, I found plenty of children in the neighborhood to play with. I think that is how I realized I would be good in a career such as teaching.

    I see such great potential and heart in you. You also have such good experiences that are going to help you with your future career. I just know you are going to be a great teacher!

  2. Hi Alexa!I am so excited to know someone else understands and knows where I am coming from. Thanks for the comment and the encouragement!!!!

  3. Kashondra, well done on choosing a noble career. You certainly have the life experiences to be a great teacher. Keep up the good work.

    Best wishes from Australia

  4. It takes a long time to "figure out what you want to do." And in this age of rapid change what you do will change many time. By the way. who is What do you know about him? What can you find out? There is a clue at #edm310.