Lisa Gray"As I reflect upon my educational experiences at UAB, I visualize a path with a beacon of light that broadens with each advanced step. I entered UAB with a desire to pursue a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. This course of study enhanced my knowledge of the history of education, diversity in the classroom, and technology in education. As I continued on this educational journey, the light on the path increased when I was accepted into the Teacher Education Program. This program consisted of supportive instructors, innovative course work, and hands-on learning experiences. Also, student internships such the Expert Mentor Teacher Program provided professional development and collaboration with experienced teachers. These 21st century educational approaches provided the necessary training for a successful career in education.
As a recent graduate, I have experienced success in Elementary K-5 classrooms in the Jefferson County School system and look forward to pursuing a teaching career in education."