Sports have always been a huge part of my life and has shaped who I am today. Playing various sports like volleyball, basketball, soccer and field hockey allowed me to be a team player and understand what that means. Teamwork is a huge aspect of teaching because you need to work together as a team with your colleagues, your students and your student parents to provide a positive and safe learning experience. I had the opportunity to fill the leader role on my sports teams and I took this position seriously. I understood that I needed to be uplifting but someone my team could turn to when issues arose. At points it could be stressful but it allowed me to learn how to compromise and lead by example. Sports has been something in my life that always gave me joy but it also allowed me to live a healthy lifestyle. I think as an educator to give my students the same opportunities to having a healthy lifestyle and be part of a team is something extremely important to me.