Where are they now?
From their roots at Adrian College, to classrooms in other states and countries, graduates from the teacher education program at Adrian College succeed. They work and learn in real life environments to have hands-on experiences. It’s just one piece of the Adrian College experience.
Ashley Evard—Teacher, South Korea
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and Elementary Education, Adrian College, May 2010
Ashley describes her time at Adrian College, and what she has done since graduation:
I graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and Elementary Education. While attending Adrian, I held a few work study jobs, all with the Academic Services Department. I worked as a note taker, a tutor, and as a front desk supervisor. I also participated in Disabilities Awareness Week in March 2009. I was the secretary and the treasurer of my class my sophomore year and I was a member of Chi Alpha Epsilon Honors Fraternity. While at Adrian, I worked closely with a few of the education professors as well as several teachers and administrators in the Adrian Public School’s district, especially teachers and staff from Lincoln Elementary where I fulfilled the majority of my clinical experience hours, volunteered for various school activities and completed my associate teaching.
As I type this, I am sitting in my apartment in South Korea, where I teach English to Korean children in a private school setting. Being at Adrian gave me the confidence and tools necessary to make this big move, literally to the other side of the world.
If it was not for the courses I took, the time I spent in public school classrooms, especially during Student Teaching, or for the closeness I had with a few professors, I would have never made it out here.
Now that I’m here, I cannot imagine how my life would be if I were not in Korea. I recently completed my first year and have just started my second. I absolutely love teaching out here. The students I work with range in age from 5-15 years old and they are all so smart and eager to soak up as much of the English language and culture that I can share with them.
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