Hello! My name is Teacher Brett and I am so excited to have you join me on this journey at Gogokid! I have worked at Gogokid since they officially launched in June 2018 as a teacher, trainer, and workshop coach. Before we begin I want to share with you a little about me and how I got here.
Fifteen years ago I left college and begin teaching Special Education in the typical brick and mortar
classroom. After a few years, I realized I loved the students and teaching but hated all of the other stuff that came along with the public school system. I enrolled in law school to pursue a career in educational law in the evenings. After law school i took an administrative position supervising special education teachers and programs throughout the district. As if that wasn't enough responsibility for a twenty-something who barely knew what she was doing, I became a single foster parent and was placed with three brothers (then 5, 2, and 7 weeks old).
I quickly realized that I needed a job that allowed me more flexibility and required less time and travel. I left the school district and started my own law practice, which much to my dismay ended up bringing in mostly divorces and bankruptcies. Talk about depressing!
After the adoption of my boys was finalized, I moved back to my home state to be closer to family and
begin contemplating how I could support my family, fulfill my dreams of living in the country, and not come home from work burnt out each day. I knew it needed to be flexible, stress free, ans still bring in enough money to support my growing family.
And that is when I came across a Facebook ad for online ESL teaching at VIPKID. ----------------> I began teaching a week later and have been doing it ever since. When Gogokid opened in 2018 I began teaching here and fell in love with the staff, curriculum, platform and students. Over the last three years I have been able to go from this being a part time job bringing in some extra case each month to something that is able to support me and my now 5 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 goats, 2 sheep, 2 turkeys, 10 ducks, and numerous chickens on out own small farm. I have been able to achieve my goals and dreams all from the comfort of a classroom in the corner of my bedroom. I want you to know that it is possible to reach your goals and I can help you get there!