lynch school of education
Hometown: Exeter, Rhode Island
Academic Background: B.A. Secondary Education & Mathematics, Boston College
LSOE program and concentration: M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, conecentration in Mathematics
What did you do before studying at LSOE?
I was an undergraduate at BC in the LSOE studying Secondary Education and Mathematics.
What are your research interests?
I’m using the Curriculum and Instruction program to continue my study of both education and mathematics.
What led you to pursue graduate studies at the Lynch School of Education?
Originally I was drawn to BC by the beautiful campus and its strong education programs. It was the first school I visited and no other school could quite measure up. BC has a great academic reputation, so I knew I was in good hands. When I first visited as a high school senior, I was impressed that I would not only enter the classroom sophomore year, I would also begin teaching lessons during that first practicum. It seemed like LSOE was trying to give its students as much experience as possible.
I decided to continue at BC in the Curriculum and Instruction program in order to further my study of education and mathematics. The Fifth Year Program conveniently allowed me to finish my M.Ed. within a year of graduation.
How have you gained practical experience at the Lynch School of Education?
I currently have an assistantship in the Practicum Office. After four years of working with the Practicum Office as a student, I wanted to be able to help other students with their practicum experiences. Among other things, I help with events, work with the database, and compile statistics to help with the preparation of annual reports.
In addition, I also work with the College Bound Program. I first discovered the program as a freshman when I attended Student Activities Day. College Bound is an enrichment program that works with Boston high school students. The goal is to help prepare students for life beyond high school. As an undergrad I volunteered as a mentor to the students and shared my experiences of college, the application process, and life in general with them. As a graduate student I am currently one of the instructors of the Media and Public Relations group. I assist students in the creation of videos and newsletters that report on the Hydroponics and Urban Planning projects that other students are working on.
What are your career goals?
I plan to teach high school math after I graduate, most likely in RI, CT, or MA.