After graduating from Messiah, I was hired as a sixth grade math teacher with the South Western School District at Emory H. Markle Intermediate School. South Western is my home school district, and it's great to be teaching with some of the teachers that taught me while I was a student there. As a first year teacher, I spend a lot of time working on lesson planning and classroom organization, but it's important to make time for other activities not related to school. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to read for fun, watch movies, travel to the beach, and spend time outside with my dog, Sophie.
Messiah faculty work with students to help them find that perfect major no matter how many times they change their mind. I was fortunate enough to have supportive advisors and faculty helping me throughout my four years at Messiah, until I found my calling, middle level education (grades 4-8) with concentrations in math and social studies. My professors and advisors helped me to grow both in my knowledge of education but also in my faith. They were open to my thoughts and ideas and never made me feel as if I was just a number. They created rigorous courses that challenged me to become a better educator, and I thank them for that. The Department of Education truly prepares teachers for life as educators, and I would not have made it this far without the preparation and education I received at Messiah College.
Words cannot describe how glad I am that I chose Messiah College for my undergraduate schooling.