My goal as an educator is to have students leave my class knowing what it takes to be good students and more importantly, good people. I want them to love learning as much as I do, even and especially if what they learn has little to do with the lesson at hand.
I’m a third-year student at the University of New England and I’m majoring in Secondary Education. I have academic interests in almost every subject, but my favorites are life science and English, so I’ve decided to pursue teaching certification in both. I’m a hard-working and conscientious person, which is why I’m a full semester ahead in my major. I’m also very proud of the fact that I’ve made the Dean’s List every semester since I first enrolled as a first-year student.
During my time in college, while I have not been able to conduct as much educational fieldwork as I’d like, I have been able to grow my skills as an educator. I am well-versed in Common Core and Maine State learning standards, both of which I’ve applied to lesson plans and units of study, and I have worked independently and as part of a team to develop both. I have extensive knowledge on how to effectively integrate technology in the classroom and how to make my classroom a welcoming environment for all students.