The day has finally arrived! Thousands of Lehmanites have achieved their goals and graduated alongside myself on a day like today. No one said it would be an easy journey but having completed this chapter sure makes up for all those sleepless nights and procrastination. Last year, I graduated with my Bachelors in Sociology while this year, I graduated with my Masters of Science in Childhood Education. Just one year later! MATH-UP is a very intensive but rewarding program. We were able to graduate in just a year and a half. That means back to back degrees! If you are a determined person who has a goal in life to become a teacher, you can achieve it through MATH-UP. You will take your graduate education courses while student teaching in one of the New York City public elementary school and in the end, you will achieve your merit like I did this graduation. I have to give thanks to my parents for supporting me through this Masters program.Thank you to my MATH-UP family! Thank you for all the love shared. A special thanks to all the MATH-UP professors who have supported me through and through. You have inspired me beyond belief! Thank you to the rock in my life that has held me through the rough patches and through the great achievments. And thank you to my school community, who with love for teaching and dedication, have given me a great insight into teaching. I cannot wait for September to teach my bilingual students! Dreams do come true!