Q&A with Ellie

How has INSPIRE or the School of Education helped you grow as a future teacher?

I feel as if INSPIRE and the SoE have added to my knowledge of what it means to be a teacher, how to teach in this era, and what I aspire to be as a teacher. When I came to the SoE, I was only an elementary education major but through INSPIRE and its many events, I came to realize that I wanted to also teach special education so I switched my major to TAL.
What has been your favorite experience as a member of INSPIRE so far

Thanks to INSPIRE I was able to travel abroad to Ireland to experience a different education system than that of the United States. We were able to go to schools, meet children from Ireland, and talk with teachers about the major differences in our education systems. I have been abroad before but because it was a trip that focused solely on education, which is one of my passions, it was an incredible and fulfilling experience.

I love INSPIRE. The atmosphere is great, the people are friendly, and the resources afforded to you are incredible. I would highly recommend applying.