Liz Jenkins


North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

What or who made you want to become a teacher?

My first-grade teacher, Ms. Dancy, really cared about me and made a difference in my life. I owe it to her for a lot of the reason that I want to be a teacher. Since then, I have never wanted another career besides teaching. I've always had a heart for young children and making a difference in their lives early on. 

Why Appalachian?

I chose Appalachian because it felt like my home away from home. The education program is amazing and the most enriching. Appalachian stressed the importance of teachers, and they recognize the work teachers do. 

Why did you want to become an Education Peer Ambassador?

I wanted to become an Education Peer Ambassador because I wanted to meet prospective students and their families and tell them how great Appalachian and the Reich College of Education is. I also wanted to represent the Reich College of Education and help others along the way.  

What tips or advice do you have for incoming freshmen and/or transfer students about majoring in education?

I would tell them to really dive into the Reich College of Education and get involved with the wonderful programs and opportunities they offer. The faculty and staff within the college love to build relationships with students.  

Title: Child Development; Birth through Kindergarten

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