Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Who Am I?

My name is Felisha Seward, and I am a disabled Army Veteran and a single mother of a two year old little girl. My daughter's name is Saniya Chanel London Seward. I served in the reserve from 2000 to 2001 and then I went active duty in 2001 and I deployed to Iraq in 2003 with 3rd Infantry Division out of Ft Stewart, GA for 6 months. Then I received a Honorable Medical discharge in 2005. I completed my Associates degree at Oklahoma City Community college and this is my semester at the University of Central Oklahoma. I want to become a teacher because I love kids. I know that kids are the new tomorrow and by teaching them just maybe I can play a vital role in shaping tomorrow. I would like to teach in a public school setting or for this program the the DODEA (Department of Defense Education Activity). I would love to teach 3rd or 4th grade and eventually go on to get my masters in Literature or administration.


  1. Felisha: I am a veteran as well. I would love to hear more about your experiences in Iraq sometime. One of our "Celebrate Oklahoma Voices" project participants (a teacher) shared an interview with her husband about his experiences in Iraq which I found very important to hear. I think more students in our schools need to connect in a personal way with the experiences and sacrifices of our military members, both at home and abroad.

    Thank you for your service, and your desire to continue your career in public service as a teacher. :-)

  2. Thank you for your service as well. What branch of service were you in? I agree completely most people think that the Media covers in detail what’s really going on with our troop’s overseas and state side. I'm here to tell you; amazingly the media doesn't even come close to accurately exposing half of what’s going on. I will make sure I take a look at the link (interview).