Althea Stuger

I was born in Guyana, South America and I lived there until the age of 6. My family moved to Brooklyn NY in 1989. I moved to North Carolina 3 years ago with my husband and 4 children. 

I am currently working at Children’s World Daycare Center in Greenville. I am also a full time student at Pitt Community College. I will be graduating in May of 2020 and I plan to transfer to ECU where I will pursue my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, then my Masters Degree in hopes to one day becoming a Daycare Director. 

My mother, Doris McRae, who I admire the most, is one of the most hardworking women I know. She instilled in me the qualities of working hard, getting an education and being able to stand on your own. My mother was a single parent raising three girls, working a full-time job and going to school. I watched my mother purchase her own home and open her daycare business. It was then that I knew what I wanted to do with my life. 

I wanted to be just like my mother: honest, hardworking and successful. I have always had a passion for teaching children. When I was blessed with the opportunity to work at Children’s World, I was so excited to see my dreams finally coming true. 

I want everyone to know it’s never too late to follow your dreams. Education is the key to your success. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. I had a lot of people tell me that at 37 I was too old to go back to school. Look at me now. I am proving them wrong. I want my children to look at me and be proud of their mother the way I am proud of my mother.

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