What have you done since you graduated?: "I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. Then I earned my Master's Degree in Education also at St. Michael's College. Right now I am working as a Special Educator at Milton Elementary School in Milton, Vermont."
Why did you choose that career path?: "In the senior year of college as part of my major, I got a job as a paraprofessional in an alternative program. I went back to school for my teaching license to be a special education teacher. I like working with children and with my psychology major I was thinking about either doing school counseling or Special Education. I felt that Special Education was great because I had a chance to interact with children every day and be working on all of the different aspects of their instructional plans. It's nice to be able to watch them grow and learn."
What do you remember from your time at Gilbert?: "Definitely being part of the swim team and my teachers. I remember Mr. Gamari who was my History teacher during freshman year. I also had Mr. Gamari during my senior year for Political Science. He would always let us out of class early on calzone day because he wanted to beat the lines in the cafeteria. During Political Science for our senior year we were focused a lot on the presidential election of 2004, then we picked a lot of fun topics to study after the election happened."
What lessons from Gilbert have you applied to the real world?: "You work hard, learn, be kind to the people around you and be a positive part of the community."
What advice would you give to current students at Gilbert?: "Work hard and be kind. Those two things are the most important things you can do in life."