Angelena Pepe, '11
"I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and inspiration from my dad gave me the push to do so. I love teaching people new things and I have the patience to sit there or reword it until they can understand. Also, I chose my minor in Applied Mathematics to give me a leg up when the time comes to search for a job. I came to UNE because I was looking for a small campus that was interconnected and I needed a break from being in the city. UNE also had just the program I was looking for so it fit perfectly.
"UNE is a great little community. Everyone is so friendly... The faculty, particularly in the Education Department, is always available to talk or help. Every professor takes the time to get to know each student personally.
"Since my first semester, I have been in classrooms working with children. I learn so many things both directly and indirectly because I am right there seeing it or doing it; it is great preparation for my profession before I am actually in my very own classroom.
"All of the experiences I have had thus far have better prepared me and taught me for the real world of education. There's nothing better than actually doing it, and I have been lucky to have many beneficial opportunities."