Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Marion Escoto in a classroom

Supporting Educational Equity – Marion Escoto »

Marion Escoto,’18, M.A.T., teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) and was named Teacher of the Year at her school.

Beth Garner

Becoming an ESL Teacher – Beth Garner »

At Meredith, Beth Garner, ’14, M.A. in Teaching, found flexibility, guidance, and financial support through a FELS grant to achieve her goal of becoming an ESL teacher.

Femaile with arms crossed smiling in front of school classroom

A Voice for Students – Abla Awadallah »

Abla Awadallah, ’19, M.A. in Teaching, dreamed of becoming a lawyer, but after teaching refugees abroad, she discovered a newfound love.

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Making a Career Change – Ashlee Little »

After working in the technology industry for ten years, Ashlee Little, ’18, M.A. in Teaching, decided it was time for a change.

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Developing a Passion for Education – Zipporah Whiteman »

After working as a teaching assistant in a kindergarten class, Zipporah Whiteman, ’18, M.A. in Teaching, came to Meredith College to develop her passion for education.

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The Value in Background Experiences – Donna Bahena Bustos »

At Meredith, Donna Bahena Bustos, ’18, ’20 (M.A. Teaching), learned to appreciate her background. Now, she teaches her students to do the same.

Chris Doi

Becoming an Elementary School Teacher – Chris Doi »

Chris Doi, ’16, M.A. in Teaching (M.A.T.), turned his pastime of working with children into a profession and is now an English language arts teacher.

Yi Deng

Valuable Opportunities – Yi Deng »

Yi Deng, ’15, earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with plans to work as an elementary school teacher at a bilingual immersion school.



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