Rachael Borden, who majored in English with a Secondary Teaching Certificate, graduated in 2019 with honors. Although the post-grad job search can be daunting, Borden was almost immediately hired by State College Area School District as a high school English Language Arts teacher. Borden credits her success in being hired by such a competitive school district to the education she received at Messiah.
About her time here, Borden says, “Messiah’s English department prepared me by giving me an unrelenting passion for pursuing what is best rather than what is easiest. While most English teachers find writing instruction and teaching Shakespeare…toilsome and tedious, my preparation at Messiah has made these two areas my curricular strengths. Classes such as Shakespeare Survey, Composition Theory, and Literature Seminar empowered me to teach strenuous subjects with knowledge and confidence.“