Everyone has a special educator that has inspired them in some way. Senior Jacalyn Wingerter draws inspiration from her English professor, Professor Pollock. She says, "He's the most enthusiastic English professor and really knows how to make any type of literature come to life!" Jacalyn hopes to bring the same enthusiasm to an English classroom of her own after graduating. This week, tell an educator in your life how they inspire you!
A little bit about Jacalyn:
Q: Where is home for you?
A: I'm from Clifton, Illinois.
Q: What is your year and major?
A: I'm a senior in English and Secondary Education!
Q: What do you enjoy about the campus experience, so far?
A: I enjoy the wide array of class options available.
Q: How did you know you wanted to go into the field of education?
A: I've always loved working with kids and seeing how much they grow through their education, and I knew I could have something to offer to the teaching field.
Q: What do you enjoy about the College of Education?
A: I enjoy how the College of Education feels like a little family.
Q: Do you have a favorite professor or course? Why?
A: My favorite professor so far has been Professor Pollock. He's the most enthusiastic English professor and really knows how to make any type of literature come to life!
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: A fun fact about me is that I collect all things cacti.
Q: Tell us about your future career plans after graduating and why you want to pursue that field.
A: My future plans are to teach high school English and then go back for my Masters after a couple years. I want to teach first so I can have some real experience of my own to take with me.
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