Hi.. i have been blessed to have completed my bachelors degree in two years i just turned 20 years old and i got hired pending graduation at the age of 19. I graduate on August 14 and begin school on the 18! One of the veteran teachers called me to answer any questions i might have... and the conversation led to her asking how old i was..(which i thought was quite rude because if the roles were reversed she wouldnt have found it too polite).... When i told her i was 20 her voice quickly changed from cheery and helpful to patronizing and condescending... i felt she had lost all respect for me because of my age... My question is.. am i going to have a harder time because of my age? should i lie??? should i just avoid the question??? would you see me as less if i was a new teacher in your school? sorry for the long story but i feel a bit discouraged by this attitude... I thought i should be proud of the fact that i have accomplished so much at such a young age.. i wasnt planning on boasting how old i was but still.. i didnt think it would count against me..... i guess in this career the younger you are the less experience you have..