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Alumni - Department of Education

Meet our graduates

What happens after I graduate from Messiah?

Most of our graduates go on to be teachers in public and private schools where they have the opportunity to further their education on the graduate level.  Some of our students pursue graduate degrees to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  Other students decide to pursue careers outside of teaching and find that the principles they have learned in education serve them well as they work in other careers that they find better suited to their personality, lifestyle, and calling.

Find out what some of our recent Messiah alumni have been up to!

  • Aaron Carmichael-
    Aaron Carmichael ’06 Principal at Letort Elementary School

    The experiences I had at Messiah College prepared me to enter the educational field. I received a professional contract prior to graduating and started in a third grade classroom for the Carlisle Area School District. I quickly learned that my degree from Messiah College set me apart from other candidates.

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  • Jean Ashton-
    Jean Ashton ’13 Sixth Grade Math Teacher at Emory H. Markle Intermediate School

    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.

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  • Juliana Harris-
    Juliana Harris ’18 Program Presenter at Museum of Science in Boston

    After graduation, Juliana moved back to her home state of Massachusetts and began studying for a Master’s degree in Museum Education at Tufts University. Juliana currently works as a Program Presenter at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Kayla Desko-
    Kayla Desko ’15 Kindergarten Teacher at Kindergarten Academy

    It has been great to see how God has made my entire experience at Kindergarten Academy come full circle from junior field experience to a teacher with a classroom of my own. I know without a doubt that I wouldn’t be the teacher I am today if it wasn’t for my time at Messiah. The professors not only prepared me with the content I needed, but they showed me what it means to be an effective and influential teacher. If I hadn’t gone to Messiah I don’t think I would have been as prepared to be a Christian educator in a public school.

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