Major: Early Childhood Education
Graduation year: 2017
Employer: Gwinnett County Public Schools, kindergarten teacher
Clubs/Organizations you were a part of at GGC: I was a student ambassador for five years, conducting campus tours for prospective students, their families and friends.
How has GGC helped prepare you for where you are today?
GGC gave me the opportunity to lead the next generation of students by teaching and leading them. With the programs and faculty in the School of Education, I had all the confidence in the world to run my own classroom. I was over-prepared, confident, excited and emotionally ready for my first year of teaching. If it was not for the faculty who pushed me and dedicated their time toward helping me succeed in my classes, I would not be the confident and fun-loving teacher I am right now. I owe GGC a lot for my career and for who I am today.
Favorite memory about GGC: Other than my first day at GGC, getting accepted into the education program, building relationships with students and staff, leading as a student ambassador and my graduation day, there was one thing that will always make me proud to be a Grizzly. During my first year at GGC, I was a nursing major. After that first year, I decided to pursue other colleges to see what my best options were. In that time, I changed my major, changed schools again and was not happy. I never felt like those other schools were my home, that they were my family, and to be honest, I did not enjoy school as much. I came back to GGC and never looked back. I was loved, accepted, felt like a family. I spent more time at events and activities at GGC than my own home! I am thankful GGC made such a huge impact on my life in only the first year, that I came back to family. You never leave family. You can try to, but they will always welcome you back with open arms.