Strong Stories: education

A Lifelong Learner

A Lifelong Learner

After graduating from high school, Satina Smith, ’06, was working as a teacher’s assistant. She had already heard that Meredith was the place to go for those pursuing a career in education. Then she observed that several of the teachers with whom she worked were Meredith graduates. They made a strong impression.

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Interactive Elementary Educator

Interactive Elementary Educator

Spending each day in a classroom filled with 8- and 9-year-old students requires the ability to adapt. It’s a strength that Sharon Hartfield, ’13 MAT, brings to her third grade classroom at Briarcliff Elementary School in Cary, N.C. “Going with the flow is a strength for me,” said Sharon. “A school...

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Making Cultural Connections

Making Cultural Connections

Cultural bridge builder is a fitting description of Cindy Anderson, ’12 MAT. As a middle school English as a second language (ESL) teacher in Chapel Hill, N.C., Cindy teaches a diverse group of English language learners (ELLs) about the language and culture of America. Cindy was drawn to teaching ESL in part by her students’ desire to...

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Strong Seniors | Senttra Snowden-Gregg

Strong Seniors | Senttra Snowden-Gregg

Watch strong senior Senttra Snowden-Gregg, an English major with 9-12 teaching licensure, talk about her Meredith experience.

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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. “The first day I stepped in my classroom, I knew the quality education I received at Meredith had prepared me for the rigorous...

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Strong Seniors | Elizabeth Guiles

Strong Seniors | Elizabeth Guiles

What’s the secret to Elizabeth Guiles’ success? In a word – involvement. “I have participated in nearly every tradition and leadership experience,” said Elizabeth, a member of the class of 2014, who's graduating with a degree in English with 9-12 teaching licensure.

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Strong Graduates | Cynthia Mosley

Strong Graduates | Cynthia Mosley

Cynthia Mosley is a lifelong learner whose enthusiasm for education has led her to pursue multiple graduate degrees – and she’s not done yet. She already has a master’s degree in mathematics education, and is receiving a master in education (M.Ed.) with a specialty in special education from Meredith in May 2014. Her future plans...

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How Teachers Build Bridges

How Teachers Build Bridges

Megan Diehl, ’10, M.Ed., ’13, is an educator to her core. And she chose to attend Meredith not once but twice. As an undergraduate student, she majored in Spanish and became licensed as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. She returned to Meredith to pursue her M.Ed. with a concentration in ESL.

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