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Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Applied Science Degree Criminal Justice

Tierra L Frazier

  My name is Tierra Frazier. I was born and raised in Holden. I graduated from Holden High School in 1999. I spent the last two years of high school taking Auto Body classes at our career center. After graduation, I decided to continue building on ASE certification. I applied for a welding position at Stahl Specialty Company and stayed there for 13 years. After working in several positions within the facility, I decided that I wanted to go to college.

  I've always been an advocate for my friends and family members. My passion for helping others lead me into a different career path in life. I started tech school at ITT-Tech of Kansas City in 2009. I graduated from there with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice 2011. Shortly after graduation, I started working in the Johnson County Juvenile Center as a juvenile detention aide. After a year of trying to balance two jobs, I decided to leave the factory life behind me.

  Searching for a way to spend more time with my two daughters, and do something I was passionate about, led me to a position at the Holden High School. In 2012, I started working as a Behavioral Interventionist. This position gave me an opportunity to spend more time with my daughters and advocate for young adults. Working in the BIC room gave me an opportunity to work with students of all ages throughout the district.

  In 2014, I transferred to the elementary school to be a paraprofessional. This position gave me an opportunity to gain knowledge in differentiated instruction. Working in RtI opened my eyes to a whole new world. This position showed me that I had the power to change the world one student at a time. When a student told me that I was his favorite teacher, I did not correct him. Instead, I decided to go back to college and get a teaching degree. For the last four years, I have been taking online classes through Western Governers University and working as an administrative assistant in the high school. This will be my first year teaching, and I am very excited to embark on this new adventure.