I chose education as the result of volunteering while in high school. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with kids with exceptionalities. It was amazing to see how every little task became a great accomplishment for the children.
While teaching in the Columbiana County MRDD program, one of my severe down syndrome students, Rosie, after months of daily encouragement and practice, was able to write her name on her own. This task is something that we take for granted. The moment she brought her paper to show me will always be very special to me.
I like to keep the students engaged in class. They are actively involved in group activities, thinking through scenarios and developing activities and lessons for students.
Best Part of the Job
I love working with students. Helping them with any part of their growth and development is important to me.
I like the Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC) the most. I like the informal conversations that I have there with my fellow colleagues and students.
A Sense of Community
The community atmosphere at Mount Union provides the opportunity for all on campus to really get to know each other.
The Department of Education provides many opportunities for our teacher candidates to work with a variety of preschool through 12th grade students before they graduate. Their extensive field experiences provide them the ability to develop the craft of teaching.