Rachael Flaxman is an elementary school teacher in Maine and a student in our online MSEd program. We celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by speaking with some of our students who have dedicated their professional lives to education.
Teachers make a profound impact on the lives they touch, so we want to honor some of these very special teachers who are also our students, and who are making a difference every single day in their classroom.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in Education?
I was a little bit later coming to teaching. I didn’t start teaching until I was about 30. We lived in California…
UNE Online Ambassadors have been recognized by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for being exemplary students and enthusiastic members of the UNE Online community. UNE Online Ambassadors serve as liaisons between our extended community and UNE Online, setting a precedent and standard for what it means to be a UNE Online student and community member.
Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to UNE Online?
My name is Deborah Morin and I am a Library Media Specialist at Windham High School in Windham, NH. I have two children; my daughter Jordan is a sophomore at UMass Lowell and my son Jonathan is a junior at Londonderry High School. I chose the CAGS program at UNE…
Can you tell me a little about your background?
Sure thing. I grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. As a kid my interests revolved around art, tinkering with electronics and making music. Music eventually became a serious pursuit. In my 20’s I moved to Boston to play in bands, something I continued while studying art at universities in Brooklyn, and Portland, Oregon. Oregon is where I eventually earned my Bachelors in art history and design. As part of the program, I interned as an art teacher in various schools, getting experience in the field of education that led to a move abroad. I spent three years teaching English in Korea and Eastern Europe. I’m at a public school in Taiwan now.…
UNE Online graduate wins award of excellence
Karen Aldworth, recent UNE MSEd: CTE graduate, was nominated for and won the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) New Teacher of the Year award and represented Illinois at the Region III Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) conference on June 15-17th, 2016.
Karen is a Health Science / Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) instructor in Illinois, preparing students to be successful and integral members of the healthcare field. She strives to instill a sense of fun into the learning process, while also incorporating the latest learning technology using a variety of instructional strategies and activities.
Shaping the future of career and technical education
Karen received her MSEd with a focus…