As teachers we work very hard. It kills me that many people do not view us as professionals. We are professionals who are educated and who take our jobs very seriously. That being said, what are goals for you in terms of your career as a teacher? What do you hope to accomplish by the time you retire? Here are mine: 1. Earn at least a Master's degree (maybe even a Doctoral degree). 2. Teach English at an advanced level (AP courses). 3. Possibly earn a Reading Specialist credential. 4. After having many years of teaching experience, becoming a professor of education/work for a university and research learning and literacy.