Teacher Mentor: Lynn Campbell, Northside High School, Warner Robins, GA
Faculty Mentor: Peggy Wilson, Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Ms. Lynn Campbell was the first educator I ever had who made me feel “seen,” and it is because of her leadership, guidance, and example that I chose to pursue education as my major. Her English classes challenged me, and sometimes frustrated me, but overall led me to material I wanted to learn and showed me how to be a strong student. Here at University of Maryland, Professor Peggy Wilson’s mentorship and influence has allowed me to research current educational practices, engage with critical pedagogy, and work towards becoming the educator I want to be. Without the guidance and support of both of these mentors, I don't know where I would be as a student, a youth advocate, and a future educator.