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From the time she began her studies at USF, Mathematics Education major Alicia Miller has taken on opportunities such as working as a resident assistant for the Education Living Learning Community and becoming a part-time tutor through USF’s Tutor-A-Bull program. Now, with graduation just around the corner, she reflects on her teacher preparation program and the experiences that have led her to where she is today.
February 3, 2022Student Life
Nicole Pacateque’s love for children and her desire to support their mental health led her to apply to USF’s School Psychology program.
December 16, 2021Student Life
After overcoming obstacles like navigating a learning disability, battling a melanoma diagnosis and unexpectedly moving out of state right before her final teaching internship, Bonnie Skye, a student in USF's College of Education, is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English Education.
December 10, 2021Student Life
Nancy Carr is a doctoral candidate in USF’s PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Adult Education. Her dissertation research focuses on exploring the challenges faced by like-minded peers—first-generation, female doctoral students who are navigating the complex world of academia.
November 12, 2021Student Life
Shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida, De’Vohn Roman began an internship experience that shifted his career goals. His motivation to work with children in a school setting led him to apply to USF’s School Psychology Program, and his studies at the university have enabled him to take on meaningful opportunities within the profession.
November 9, 2021Student Life
From the start of her journey in USF's EdD in Educational Program Development, Anjum Shah made it her goal to create an ethics curriculum for dental hygiene programs, to help others prepare for handling sensitive issues within the profession.
When she was 9-years-old, Maude Graham dreamed of replacing the lined-up teddy bears in her bedroom with her own classroom of students. Today, she’s an experienced third-grade reading teacher at Rosabelle W. Blake Academy and was honored as the 2021 Polk County Teacher of the Year—a recognition that’s reserved for only one out of 6,800 educators in the county’s school district.
April 14, 2021Student Life
Having witnessed the impact education had at home, Kianna Pintado began her academic journey years later as an elementary education major at the University of South Florida.
Laura Meehan knew her passion for music and students with disabilities would guide her to make a meaningful difference. Driven to learn more about policy, Meehan took on leadership roles within her school and began working toward a PhD in Educational Leadership in USF's College of Education.
March 3, 2021Student Life
A self-proclaimed "later-in-life" graduate student, Donna Knudsen didn’t think she could take her academic journey any further—until she discovered USF’s Ed.D. in Educational Program Development.
Julia Genkinger always knew she wanted to become a teacher. The USF graduate, who earned her bachelor’s degree in English Education, says she was eager to take on every opportunity she could while a university student.
Dedicated to her role as director of a STEM schools project in Cairo, Egypt, USF graduate student Sara Leikin had no intention of pursuing a doctoral degree. When she learned about USF’s Doctor of Education in Educational Program Development, she felt confident in her ability to continue her studies from a distance.
January 14, 2021Student Life