I graduated Ramapo College in 2011 with a degree in Literature and a certification in Secondary Education. While attending Ramapo, I was an active member and Secretary for Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society and the most amazing organization on campus. Following graduation, I was hired as a High School English teacher in Garfield, New Jersey, for the 2011 school year and I am still teaching there today. I am currently beginning the application process for graduate school for a Masters in English.
The Literature Professors at Ramapo have been extremely supportive by allowing me to e-mail them questions about content and theories. I feel that I use so much of what I learned at Ramapo inside my classroom. Not only do I have a deep understanding of the content, but I occasionally find myself ‘channeling’ my Literature professors. I realize midway through a lesson that I was on the receiving end of this lecture or discussion not too long ago. As a result of this, I feel I am more prepared as an educator. My Ramapo literature classes taught me not only how to write and how think, but they also taught me the importance of curiosity and creativity, lessons I hope I am passing on to my own students.