“I always knew I wanted to teach, and I came here for college because it was highly recommended by everyone I talked to,” she said. “With the one-on-one attention, smaller class sizes and the opportunity to work in the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC), there is no other place like this for an education degree.”
Smart said every day is different, both as a student and as an educator, and she is excited to start her new journey.
“I feel prepared to go out and excel in my field. I’m going to give my students the best I can, just like many of my teachers did for me.”