Alumnus Erin England graduated in 2014 and went to TCC and UTA. While in high school England participated in soccer and was an athletic trainer.
What have you done after high school?
“After high school I attended TCC for a year, to work on my basics,” England said. “I then attended UTA where I studied under the college of education. During my time in the college of education I was very involved. I was the President of the Collegiate Middle Level Association, Vice President of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and I was a College Of Education student ambassador. I graduated from UTA in May of 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Middle Level Math / Science education.
I have since accepted position with Burleson ISD, and I am teaching algebra and geometry to 8th graders at STEAM middle school.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“The main reason I am doing what I am doing now is because of teachers such as Dr. Shardy, Mrs. Kamphaus, and Doc Thompson,” England said. “All of these people had a completely different impact on my decision to become a teacher. Some were purely content related, some were mentors, but all were great leaders and inspirational teachers.”
What are your plans for the future?
“My future plans are to complete the masters program that I am currently in, and to become a math curriculum developer, or coach in a school district,” England said.
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice to high schoolers is to take a step back and realize that the memories you are making right now, can be some of the fondest you will ever have,” England said. “Enjoy it and stop stressing so much. Save the stress for college.”