My name is Jessi Stark and I am from a small rural community, Kress, which is located in the Texas Panhandle. I grew up on the farm where my dad plants cotton, wheat, and milo. I loved and enjoyed being there every minute. My mom teaches eighth grade Science in Tulia, Texas. In school, I was involved in anything and everything. I was passionate about 4-H in which I participated in clothing, food and nutrition, beef, photography, swine, sheep, goats, and various community service projects. I learned tons of vital information that I use to this day. In school, I was involved in FFA, student council, cheerleading, and many dual credit classes.
When I went to college, I knew I wanted to stay involved in campus activities and humanitarian outreach. I joined a sorority, Delta Zeta, where I was involved in philanthropic projects inside the community, such as, the Ronald McDonald House, Work-A-Thon, Shack-A-Thon, and many more. I also took on some leadership roles such as the alumni relations chair and courtesy chair. I am now an active alumna.
I am student teaching for fourth through sixth grade math in the fall in Kress. I love children, they are my passion. I am going to graduate from West Texas A&M University in December with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I get so excited when I see children grasp new knowledge and know that I had something to do with their learning. I either want to teach second grade or math in a small rural community in the future.
I am beyond excited for this internship and cannot wait to get started.