This is Kelly Dunbar’s story. She is a UC Master of Education in Educational Leadership graduate.
Everyone knows someone like Kelly: she always had the skills to be a teacher…it just took her a little time to heed that calling. Finding the right fit in college was difficult because she was interested in so many disciplines. After settling on Russian as her major, it quickly became apparent that she wanted more. While reflecting on her life, she realized that some of her proudest moments came as she was presenting to a class or leading a discussion. “Teaching allowed me to learn about a lot of things—and I love learning.”
Today, in addition to facilitating the Educational Leadership program, she is a 3rd grade teacher. Kelly got this degree because she wanted to be a better leader for her students and her fellow educators. Kelly has put her degree to good use in the classroom, as chair of multiple committees, and as a union president. She has no plans to become an administrator, but understood that the leadership skills developed throughout the program would be invaluable no matter what path her career took. At the end of the day, she “just wants to be a better teacher.”