Faculty Spotlight: Ken Cline

CPS - Ken ClineEducation–The Most Rewarding Public Service Career

By Ken Cline, Adjunct Instructor in the Educational Studies Department  

Education is by far one of the most important public service areas. Each day, millions of children are educated and cared for by dedicated teachers, support personnel, and administrators. A solid education sets children up for successful and productive futures. Many skills, such as reading, writing, and basic math, are essential for people to understand in order to become good citizens and contributing adults.  Without educators, our entire society would suffer.

Imagine a society without an educational system. Imagine a time when children received only a rudimentary education. Those times are not too far in our past. A formal education is no longer a luxury—it has become a universal expectation in our country.

Think back; I am sure there are teachers, coaches, and administrators that helped mold you into the person you are today. Teachers motivate us and open our eyes to the marvelous world around us. I encourage you to reach out to a former teacher, coach, or administrator to let him or her know the tremendous impact he or she had on your life. Education professionals enjoy feeling they have made a contribution to society. At times, educators may feel underappreciated and overworked, so knowing that they made a significant impact in the life of another is an extremely gratifying reward.

Consider a career in the public service field of education. There are so many public service career options in the education profession. You can make an impact in the lives of others that will last for generations.

Ken Cline currently serves as an elementary school assistant principal and as an adjunct professor in Purdue Global’s Educational Studies Department. Ken has worked in the education sector for 15 years. He has held teaching and/or administrative positions at the elementary through the college levels.

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not represent the view of Purdue Global.