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From college to starting a school

I graduated from Queens in May 2010 and can hardly believe I was getting ready for mid-terms only a year ago. Now I am writing my own midterms. This year has been full and rewarding, and I am grateful for all I learned at Queens.

Before attending Queens I dreamed of starting an international school. When I arrived as a freshman, the education department was very willing to help me achieve this dream. In September, I opened Ambassador Classical, an educational program based on a classical Christian model in which students get together weekly to discuss history, science, literature and worldviews and also to study French. I also teach in various homeschool and private school settings in the greater Charlotte area. Think of it as being an independent-contractor-teacher and business owner. The flexibility of this endeavor has provided the opportunity to take some of my students on an extended trip to France later this year.

Three key experiences helped me get to where I am now: studying business as a part of my Leadership concentration, student teaching in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system and an intensive teacher training course in Bordeaux, France, where I went on my John Belk International Program trip in the summer of 2009.


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