Attending college classes can be difficult for anyone. So, when you add on the stresses of trying to juggle a job and class, it’s no wonder some are unable to handle the workload and have to make tough decisions.
Clayton Ward was one of those students. The 30-year-old previously attended college, but between working and keeping up with classes, he was burnt out.
“I was a burn out,” he said. “School, work, it all got too much for me.”
It wasn’t until the Tennessee native moved to Massachusetts and got a job as a school bus driver that he found the inspiration to go back to school, and it came as a suggestion from the students he drove to and from school.
He should consider being a teacher.
“That hit home for me and finally I just, was like, ‘You know what, I am going back to school,’” Ward told WCVB.
So, while he was out of a job during the pandemic, he enrolled in school.
And not only did he complete what he set out to accomplish, but he excelled.
The 30-year-old school bus driver earned a 4.0 GPA and earned several academic awards. In the fall, he plans to continue his education towards becoming a high school history teacher.
Congratulations, Clayton! You will make an awesome teacher. I wish you all the success in the world next fall.
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