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Ellie Chaddock
Ellie Chaddock

Ellie Chaddock '19

Artist and elemtentary school teacher

Mount Union was the perfect environment for me to learn and grow my skills.

Education

B.A., Art

Location

Minerva, Ohio

Minor: Education

Choosing Mount Union

I loved the feel of the campus and the enthusiasm of Professor Margo Miller, plus my parents are alumni. The beauty of the campus is awesome, especially when walking by the lakes on the way to Eells Art Center. I loved the size of the campus and the feeling of family I get in the residence halls and the classrooms.

Adjusting to College

My terrific CE Jeanelle, my roommate Taylor, and all of my new friends in McMaster Hall helped me adjust to life at Mount. Also the friends I connected with in the art department and through Kappa Pi. If you're a prospective student, knowing where to go to college is an intimidating decision-- follow your heart.

Picking a Major

I have always loved art and my elementary, middle, and high school art teachers have inspired me with their fun creativity and love for learning and teaching.

New Interests

I loved my creative writing class with Professor Olin-Hitt. It gave me an appreciation for poetry, and how creative writing is an art form, and also gave me confidence in expressing myself through writing. It was so exciting to me to plan for my future classroom while working on creative projects in Art Education I. I have had many great professors. One of my favorites is Martha Crookshank who teaches Art Education. She is full of positive energy, makes learning fun, and naturally draws out our creativity.

Educational Opportunities

A liberal arts education provides students with experiences that they might not have otherwise had. Being an art major, I never would have guessed I would find geology so fascinating or gain so much confidence through a creative writing class. The knowledge I acquired through the liberal arts will help me develop my teaching career in unexpected ways. The Integrative Core exposed me to a variety of subjects and has given me valuable experience in writing and speaking that will have a lasting impact in my teaching profession and throughout my life.

Ultimate Goal

My goal is to spread my love of art and creativity to others with my teaching, in the hope of impacting them as my art teachers did with me. Mount Union was the perfect environment for me to learn and grow my skills.