How has High Point University’s Norcross Graduate School prepared you for graduation?
Throughout this program at HPU I felt prepared to take on a position in the nonprofit sector. Being able to combine my Practicum experience with my classes and current job has given me incredible opportunities in the field; can’t wait for what life has in store for me after finishing my Masters at HPU!
What made you decide that High Point University’s Norcross Graduate School was right for you?
I specifically selected this program because of the practioners model; a model that focused on helping educational leaders to solve problems of practice. I was looking for a program that understood and valued the idea of using real world experiences along with project base learning as part of the instructional framework.
Have you presented at any conferences or had papers published?
I presented at the National Association of Counselors Association Conference on Innovative ways to engage students in counseling sessions using art in 2005.
Is there a particular portion of your coursework that you have enjoyed more than another or that challenged you more than another?
I actually have enjoyed all of my classes. They have all been very helpful to me. If I had to select the one that has been the most challenging it is a class that I am currently enrolled in; Political Systems: Effects on Governance and Operations. The focus of this course has been the variety of political forces that are exerted in a public school district’s decision-making process and gaining a broader understanding of the school district as a political system. Although I have struggled with this complex political system and its impact on student achievement for all students, I have certainly learned a great deal.