Erin Mills is a Secondary International Baccalaureate History teacher at an international school in Uruguay. She is currently in the doctoral dissertation sequence, pursuing an online Ed.D. with a double concentration: Learning Design and Leadership (primary) and Diversity and Equity.
“From the outset, the online doctoral program has been a transformative experience that has exceeded my expectations of what ‘online education’ meant. Online at Illinois means connecting with peers, faculty, and a wide range of support in real time to help you meet your professional and learning goals. As a teacher and mother of two little ones under the age of five, I need the support and accountability that interaction with professors, advisers, and classmates offers. I have learned so much from my peers and the faculty, whose expertise is transmitted through an atmosphere of professionalism and care.”