One Educator's Personal Mission to Create a Balanced Teaching Philosophy and a Fulfilling Career: Implications for Professionals and Students K-12

Brianne Keefe, University of Vermont


This thesis follows my journey as an educator to find purpose and fulfillment in a career whose demands make it challenging to maintain balance between work and life. The mental, emotional, and physical energy that working in a "helping" or "giving" profession demands often poses a threat to valuable personal and family time, as well as a struggle to keep professionals working in these fields.