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Tamiko Hatcher ā€™98

What is number one on your bucket list?Iā€™d like to visit Rio.

What is your biggest pet peeve?Complacency

In a meeting with your peers, is your phone on the table, in your pocket or purse, left at your desk or in your car?It's in my pocket

What is your least favorite movie?Forrest Gump

What is your favorite kind of sandwich?Bacon cheeseburger

What is your usual bedtime?9 p.m.

What was the occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?Engineer

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University Alumni Spotlight:
Tamiko Hatcher ā€™98

Tamiko Hatcher ’98
Major While on Campus: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Alliance, OH
Current Job Title: Principal
Employer: GlenOak High School, Plain Local Schools

I lead GlenOak High School, the largest comprehensive high school in Stark County. We are comprised of more than 2,000 students, 135 staff members and four administrators. We pride ourselves on creating high school graduates who are prepared to compete in the 21st century.

MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY

Choosing Mount Union
I chose to attend Mount Union because of its size, tradition and proximity to home. It’s different from other colleges because of the authentic lifelong relationships students make not only with students but with faculty and staff.

Mount Union Memories
Some of my favorite campus memories are from the Cunningham Residence Hall vs. McCready Residence Hall stereo contests.

Preparation
My Mount Union education provided me with a broad view of education as well as authentic and relevant learning experiences that replicated into best instructional practices. As an early childhood education major I also was able to network with leading theorists in the field of education.

Involvement On Campus
As an undergraduate, I played football and was a member of the Black Student Union and the Dowling Mentor Program.

First Steps
My first job out of college was serving as a sixth grade science teacher at Lehman Middle School (Canton City Schools).

Staying Connected
To this day, I still remain friends with the people I met while attending Mount Union. I also do my best to attend alumni and campus events as much as possible including the Black Student Union alumni gatherings and M Club events.

Future Goals
One day I’d like to earn my doctoral degree and lead a school district.

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