“The Mary Baldwin University Teacher Education Program has had a tremendous impact on my philosophy of teaching. With the guidance of the faculty, I have been able to incorporate my own ideas and values into effective teaching strategies for the classroom.”
Dara K. Young ’07
I am starting my career as a 7th grade life science teacher for Belmont Ridge Middle School in Loudoun County. There are many opportunities for new teachers in Northern Virginia, and Mary Baldwin’s Education Program provides a helpful competitive edge in landing the job that’s right for you.
“I went to W&L and traveled to Mary Baldwin for education certification. My education classes helped me in very practical ways; how to create a unit, how to write a lesson plan, how to create a portfolio, all of which have contributed to a successful teaching career for me so far.”
I am currently teaching 6th and 7th grade history at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA. I also coach the JV girls lacrosse team.
“The education department was one of my biggest draws to Mary Baldwin. I met several of the professors on a visit and immediately felt comfortable with them. This continued for my four years at Mary Baldwin. The program is structured very well with plenty of opportunity to be in the classroom and put to practice theories we were learning in class.”
Meghan Ward ’04
I taught 4th and 5th grades at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, VA for five years. STM won a 2006 Department of Education Blue Ribbon School. In 2009, after receiving my masters degree in special education from the University of Virginia, I moved to Reno, Nevada, to teach 5th grade at Sage Ridge School.