Benita L. Hubbard A.A., B.S., M.S.

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Benita L. Hubbard

A.A., B.S., M.S.

Intern

Los Rios Community College
Diversity Internship Program

September 2013

Personal Narrative


Introduction


Personal Goals


Education


Vision


Hobbies


Conclusion

Introduction

Greetings, faculty, colleagues, friends, family, hiring authorities, and
department chairs. My name is Benita.


I live in Northern California (Sacramento) with my daughter (Brittany, 11) and
my sister (Karen). I have a large family which include mother, father(s),
cousins, aunts, sisters, nieces, nephew and son (20).


My dad (biological) is a Pastor and I began teaching in the prisons with him
on Saturdays in my early 40’s. These were the first of many Bible studies which
led to my teaching goal.


I completed my Associates in Office Automation in my late 20’s and I began
working as a Word Processor for SmithKline Beecham. I transferred to different
departments as I gained experience with the company until further
education was needed to accomplish my goal as a programmer.


I completed my bachelors in science in 1999 and became a programmer for
Health Net of Southern California in 2000.

Introduction…(continued)

I worked for Health Net until I was pregnant with my second child (Brittany). I was
very excited about the delivery of Brittany and decided to become a stay
-
at
-
home mom. Everyday was about Brittany. My son, who was 8 years old became
my hero at a very early age. He was born 1lb 9 oz. at 27 weeks gestation. My
husband nor the doctor believed I was in labor and thus, “Champ” was born in
1993. Today Champ attends college, plays football and works at a local restaurant
in Southern California. He is my hero.


When Brittany started pre
-
school, I was lost. I wanted to do something, but I didn’t
know what? I enjoyed computers very much. My husband suggested I start a
company building web sites, but I “really” did not know how. So I enrolled in the
Art Institute of Pittsburgh to accomplish my goal of web site development. I caught
on very fast and started my own company “Audacity to Build.” I began building
websites to finance my education.


One day I was talking with one of my instructors and I asked how she became an
online instructor. When she told me, I immediately got excited and enrolled in
Capella’s Master’s program in Education. That was it for me! Teaching online, web
development! I had an “ah ha” moment. This is my long
-
term goal and I will enjoy
every moment sharing what I have learned through education and life
experiences.

Personal Goals

My short
-
term goal is to complete my Ph.D. in
Information Technology at Capella University
while using my skills, education and experience
as an adjunct instructor.


My long
-
term goal is to secure an online
instructor position demonstrating my diversity,
education and experience in information
technology.

Education/Certifications


Los Angeles Pierce College, 1985


Associate of Arts in Office Administration, 1985


Certified Lotus Notes Programmer, 1998


California Lutheran University, 1999


Bachelors of Science, Computer Information
Systems


Certified Search Engine Optimization Engineer, 2011


Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 2012


Certified Web Developer


Certified PHP5 Programmer, 2012


Certified No Child Left Behind Paraeducator 2013


Capella University, 2013


Masters of Science, Professional Education



Vision

My teaching vision is to see that I teach to heal
and transform students in higher education to
become diversified, learner
-
centered students. I
teach self
-
directed students and future leaders
to discover ways of working and being that are
joyful and rewarding, while bringing communities
together that result in positive outcomes for our
children. I teach students to find their leadership
skills to empower others so that we can transform
our education system, our society and our world.


Hobbies

I believe the body was built to stay in motion,
however, I sit at the computer and go to school
online. I enjoy learning, reading and writing.


I go on walks three (3x) a week for about an hour
and ride my bike with my daughter as often as I
can.


I love to teach. I teach Sunday School to adults
on Sunday mornings and enjoy reading the Bible.


I love my family members and they are important
to my self
-
esteem, motivation and joy. Most of all I
love the Lord.


Conclusion

This personal narrative is one of the most important artifacts
for my career, lifestyle and future. It has given me an
overview of my life and the importance of goal
-
setting. I
have a direction, a purpose and a vision which will allow
me to be a better mother, sister and daughter.


I hope this narrative provide you with insights about me and
where I am going in life. I am always available for
questions and if I don’t know the answer, I will find out.
The use of the internet has changed the way I
incorporate change, find answers to FAQs and a useful
resource for vital social networking and career goals.


Respectfully,

Benita L. Hubbard