My name is Leslie Bowering. I began my Adult College Prgram by taking part time classes toward an Early Childhood Education Degree. After exploring the possibilities with my most excellent advisor, I soon discovered that I could achieve my ultimate goal of becoming a Reading Specialist through a Certificate Program also offered at Granite State College. In order to do that, I consulted my adult education resources which included the Granite State College Course Description catalog to finely-tune the pathway I needed to follow to achieve my ultimate goal. I am now pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Language Arts, teaching certification, with a Reading Specialist Certification.
I am excited to be able to meet the challenges of my affordable Bachelor Degree because it is a dream come true for me. I have always been interested in higher education. I am an avid reader; one who loves to learn, assimilate, and process information in an educated and independent way.
I absolutely love teaching young children because they are happy when they are exploring their own ideas and most especially when they are learning to read. The children I have known, who have entered first grade not knowing how to read and finish first grade as young readers who love books and feel so good and confident about themselves while doing it, have made it my life's mission to inspire as many young children as I can, to love reading books.
Literacy is my deepest passion, although it is also my greatest fear for young children in today's world wide technosphere; a place where reading does not abide. The critical time frame for young children who will learn their basic reading skills has sadly decreased though the necessity of it is more vital than ever. So, it is my humble hope, to make a difference.