Last Friday, Houston sports reporter Lainie Fritz shared an update on social media about her career change from reporting to teaching. The Sam Houston graduate left KPRC last year to pursue her passion.
Fritz joined KPRC in March 2016, according to Mike McGuff. McGuff added that the news of her career change was accidentally revealed by Fritz’s good friend and ABC13 KTRK reporter Stefania Okolie via a YouTube video.
The career switch comes at a time when many are working from home practicing social distancing. The extended amount of time working from home only propelled Fritz’s decision to change careers even further.
In her Instagram post, she writes, “Life update! Over quarantine I had a lot of time to think and reflect. I ultimately decided that I wanted to make a career change. It was something that had been on my heart for a while but I had been ignoring.
“I spent the last few months completing 37 online courses, 30 online observation hours and passed the all subjects EC-6 content exam. I’m now a second grade teacher and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”
She concluded her Instagram post by writing: “Pay attention to what God puts in your heart! When it grows so loud you can’t ignore it..you won’t care what anyone thinks about the decision you make, because you will be SO sure that it’s exactly what you are meant to do. I’m so grateful for that discernment and I’m so excited to devote myself to being the best teacher I can be for my students. Thank you so much to all of my friends and family, your support has meant everything to me.”
Fritz career change is commendable, especially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. With the pandemic changing all of our lives as we know it, there are still people committed to making changes for themselves, for the better. In Fritz’s case, she not only made the career change for herself, but also for the kids she teaches. She says she “genuinely loves every moment with the kids and feel so fulfilled and motivated to help them learn and grow.”