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Class of 2017: From homeschooler to public school educator


Elizabeth Hanson

During her K-12 education Elizabeth Hanson never set foot in a traditional classroom, yet that’s where she found her passion.

“I grew up homeschooled,” said the early childhood education major. “Some people think it’s strange that I want to teach in public schools, but being homeschooled helped shape my teaching philosophies.”

Through her nontraditional education, Hanson took advantage of many opportunities to work with younger students. Those experiences and the education program at GC, led her to the upper elementary school age— where she feels she can really make a difference for the students.

“I feel super prepared to have my own classroom,” she said. “We have had multiple opportunities to work in the field—more than many other programs offer.”

The GC education programs are built on a three-pronged foundation—mentor-led, field-based cohort model. That, Hanson says, gives graduates an edge.

“There are just some things you can’t teach from a book. That’s why our field experiences are so important. I’ve learned so much about being in the classroom, classroom management, different scenarios and standards and much more.”

Being close with her cohort members also mattered and helped build a sense of community, while her mentor leader, Dr. Stacy Schwartz helped guide the group and also allowed them learn on their own.

“Overall, I’ve had a great experience at Georgia College, learning from the faculty members and my fellow cohort members,” said Hanson.

With her course set for success educating future generations, she hopes others take her advice to find where they belong.

“I would encourage others to follow your passion and where you want to go. I started off with a different major, but you’ll always end up where you’re really meant to be,” she said. “I always tell people you have to do what you love and love what you do.”

 

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