Curriculum and instruction graduate student
from Napoleonville, La.
- Earned her undergraduate degree from Nicholls in 2001, graduated cum-laude.
- Currently works as an eighth grade reading/language arts teacher at Belle Rose Middle School in Assumption Parish
- Expects to graduate in Fall 2007.
I chose to attend Nicholls because I knew I would get a top rate education in a safe and friendly environment here. Having earned my undergraduate degree at Nicholls, I was impressed with the personal attention given to me as a student and the fact that the professors know you not only as a name but also as a person. The education program at Nicholls truly prepared me to become an educator. Because of this experience, I began working on my master’s at Nicholls, confident that the university’s program will prepare me for advancement in my career as an educator.
I chose this major because I want to make a difference in the lives of those students I teach. In an effort to better educate students, I believe it is imperative to first better educate myself. In the education field, things are constantly changing. I believe a degree in curriculum and instruction will prepare me to evaluate programs and make educated decisions about instruction that will positively impact my students’ education.
After graduation, I am looking forward to the opportunity to work collaboratively with teachers and administrators in my parish and become part of the decision-making process which addresses the critical needs of students.
In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, hiking, camping and spending time with family and friends. I also volunteer my time and raise money for causes such as Relay for Life and multiple sclerosis.