Lillie Brown ’13: Elementary Education, Samford University
Lillie Brown ’13, a sophomore in Elementary Education at Samford University, returned to Randolph in January 2015 to shadow Laura Bernick’s Kindergarten classroom for college course credit and hands-on experience.What brought you back to Randolph over the holidays?
As part of our studies, we are required complete an observational clinical, so I decided to come back home to Randolph for my “Jan Term” experience with Mrs. Bernick.What is it like being a teaching in the classroom instead of a student?
It has been a wonderful experience to actually be with the kids in the classroom. In our college courses, we have opportunities to teach each other, but it is very different teaching my peers versus teaching a room full of five-year-olds.What do you love about teaching Kindergarten students so far?
What I love about Kindergarten is how excited the kids are to come to school every day and learn something new. They have great energy and it is rewarding to watch them grow in their learning.How has Randolph prepared you for experiences such as this?
The School has shaped me into the person I am today. Randolph not only prepared me well for the academic challenges I face in college, but so much more. Randolph taught me time management, leadership, responsibility, and commitment. Randolph prepared me not only for college but real life situations as well. I would not be where I am today if Randolph had not pushed me, encouraged me, and taught me to chase after my goals to the best of my ability.Read our full interview with Lillie on Randolph’s blog