Emma Callie Frank: Future Teacher
What is your major and what school do you attend?
I’m an anthropology major and education minor at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.
What are your career aspirations?
I am studying to be an elementary and pre-school teacher. But one day I hope to have an administrative position at a therapeutic pre-school.
What experiences (internships, volunteer work, etc.) have been helpful?
My school’s teacher training program is amazing: students have been doing hands on fieldwork since their first semester. I have been able to work in five different schools, and learn from a variety of teachers.
What are some of the challenges you have faced and how did you resolve them?
My high school experience did not prepare me for academic challenges at college. But with the help of Wooster’s learning center, the American’s with Disabilities Act, and flash cards I have been able to improve my grades and become a good student.
Who have been the most influential mentors in your life?
In high school I worked at a community center. I would spend hours with my boss bouncing ideas off one another, trying to think of new ways to improve the lives of the children we worked with. She taught me how to take an idea, and grow it into a successful program. It is because of her I know how far hard work and good intentions can take me and that I should never limit myself. #