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Hi guys! My name is Samantha Monaco and I'm in the Collaborative Special Education/Elementary Education program. I'm a junior and I plan to graduate in the Spring of 2017!

Samantha Monaco

Walk My World Learning Event 9

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Hi guys!

So, my Walk my World journey is coming to an end. This is my sixth and final learning experience. As I've mentioned before, I enjoyed this opportunity because it was different than any other conventional activities I have done in a class before. It provided a way for us to take a look at who we are from many different angles and now we get to summarize this. The event is:

– Story of Me. Where have I been? What have I learned during this journey? What is next?

From this journey, I have learned a lot about myself. I was given time and prompts to look into my life and where I've come from. It has been extremely interested. Overall, I believe that I've learned that my journey has lead me to a happy place. I'm totally content with my life in all aspects right now. It was a nice wake up call to really see how lucky I am and it made me forever grateful. I've overcome many obstacles in my life and I'm sure there will be more to come. What is important, is to know that I'm surrounded by a loving family and there's not much better than that. Next, I get to continue my journey to becoming a teacher. I have many things to look forward to in my future and I can't wait to see what is to come. I've included a picture of a road that never seems to end. I chose this to symoblize my life and the journey that is continuous.


Thank you,

Samantha Monaco

Samantha Monaco


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Where does your journey begin?

This is a question that I find easy to answer. My journey began ever since I was old enough to understand my older brother and his Intellectual Disability. My brother, his name is Bobby, is the light of my world. He has inspired me in ways I could've never imagined and because of him, I know what journey I'm headed on. I've known for a long time that being a teacher was what I wanted to do and that Special Education would be my main focus. Here is a picture of my brother and I. My relationship with him symbolizes my journey and its starting point towards becoming a teacher!

Here is a link to the twitter account where I'm posting my contribution to WALK MY WORLD: 

If this doesn't work, then you can search my name on twitter: "samantha_monaco" and it should come up! Let me know if you have any difficulties.