Crystal Eichhorn believes the third time is a allure for her higher-education pursuit.
Eichhorn, 46, attended Victoria School twice — first in 1998, then once more in 2000. However motherhood and work took priority till final fall when she enrolled at VC with the objective of turning into a highschool historical past instructor.
“Victoria School is near house, and the advisers are wonderful. That’s why I got here again to VC,” mentioned Eichhorn, who lives in Cuero and works as a credit score restoration proctor at Cuero Excessive College. “Going again to highschool was a brand new problem for me. It was one thing I actually thought rather a lot about. However I wished to indicate my boys and the youngsters at Cuero Excessive College that it doesn’t matter how previous you might be. It’s by no means too late to realize targets you set for your self, and I’ve wished to be a instructor since I used to be in highschool.”
Like many school college students, Eichhorn’s greatest problem has come from adjusting to distant studying as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s so completely different from having courses face-to-face,” Eichhorn mentioned. “I’m a really face-to-face individual. However I’ve some actually nice professors that can meet with you for further tutoring if wanted. The Tutoring Middle has been wonderful. Our professors are understanding the challenges we’re going via additionally as a result of they’re going via them as nicely.”
As a credit score restoration proctor at Cuero Excessive College, Eichhorn helps college students regain class credit they haven’t been in a position to obtain within the classroom.
“They do the whole lot on-line,” Eichhorn mentioned. “I even have college students which can be eager to graduate early, so they arrive to me to work on getting credit quicker.”
Eichhorn’s 19-year-old son Travis is also attending Victoria School. The mom and son are presently taking a historical past class collectively.
“We push one another as a result of I maintain myself to a really excessive customary,” mentioned Eichhorn, who has maintained a three.5 GPA whereas taking 9 hours of courses this semester.
Eichhorn was not too long ago invited to develop into a member of Victoria School’s chapter of the Nationwide Society of Management and Success (NSLS). The NSLS is an accredited management improvement program that builds management, profession and life abilities for college kids.
“It’s a tremendous group,” mentioned Eichhorn, who serves because the Victoria chapter’s fundraising chair. “I discover myself in management roles each single day in what I do at the highschool. The NSLS affords scholarships to members, and also you qualify for suggestions for jobs from the NSLS. They’ve great mentors and provide so many choices for management coaching.”
Eichhorn mentioned she has not for one second regretted her resolution to return to school.
“VC makes the transition to school a straightforward course of,” Eichhorn mentioned. “It was a little bit arduous for me at first, however I really feel that coming again and exhibiting myself I can attain my targets at my age is the very best expertise I might ask for in training.”