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Strong Graduates | Larissa Bryant

Strong Graduates | Larissa Bryant

When Larissa Bryant earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in December, she knew she was ready for her new role as a fourth grade teacher at Raleigh’s Barwell Road Elementary School.

Larissa Bryant holds a plaque with the names of the Bonnie Torgerson Teaching Award winners' names.“The first day I stepped in my classroom, I knew the quality education I received at Meredith had prepared me for the rigorous demands of teaching,” said Larissa.

She entered the graduate program with a bit of uncertainty, but quickly discovered her ability to persevere.

“During the course of the program, my adviser and the other professors encouraged me to be resilient and to believe in myself,” she recalled. “As I completed each semester, my confidence improved as I gained the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective teacher.”

Larissa takes a similar approach to teaching her students. “The faculty and staff at Meredith taught me to focus on a student’s potential, not their difficulties,” Larissa said.

Meredith’s Department of Education ultimately awarded Larissa the Bonnie Torgerson Teaching Award – recognition of her excellence as a teacher.

“Being recognized for having shown a love of students, creativity, and enthusiasm in the classroom and a passion of teaching was the proudest moment of my Meredith experience.”

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