What one does for a living can feel like a definition of who they are, but really how they do their job would be a better description. While she is currently a law clerk, Victoria Blatterman got her career beginnings as a Special Education Teacher in South Carolina. She taught at Ashley Ridge High School for over three years and while she moved on from this field, she takes a lot of the lessons and skills that she learned as an educator and now brings them into her current field of law in her positions of law clerk.
The traits of patience, creativity, understanding, and compassion are incredibly important when working with special needs students but is also applicable for clients that are involved in legal battles. Being able to guide people through the delicate infostructures of law takes perseverance. It also takes a lot of perseverance to be a special education teacher. In both cases, there are a plethora of odds stacked against you. The stress and pressure of the law can be overwhelming for many and this is why Victoria Blatterman is grateful for her time as a teacher as she is able to bring a calm to those around her in her current position both for the clients as well as for the attorneys. She can hold herself to such an extent of responsible and sensible reactions and not get wrapped up in idle busy work or frustrations. This ability to bring a centered and calm attitude to the work force allows her to remain on the path of justice.