Amanda Whorlow is a Psychology/Special Education major from Syosset, New York. She is the choreographer and treasurer for the Dance Ensemble and is involved in Teachers of Tomorrow, Campus Ministry, and Habitat for Humanity.
What has Marist taught you these past four years?
It has taught me everything it takes to become an extraordinary teacher. After my semester of student teaching, during which I was able to put into practice the many strategies I have been learning since freshman year, I feel very confident that I will be able to effectively teach my students when I have my own classroom one day. I was able to gain a great amount of valuable experience in numerous different areas of teaching. I am so grateful for the education Marist has given me, and I will carry everything I have learned with me throughout my teaching career.
What is the next step for you after graduation?
After graduation, I will be working toward my Master’s Degree in teaching literacy. While I likely will not have my own classroom right away, I want to start working in a school so I will also be applying for push-in/pull-out tutor, resource room teacher and substitute teacher positions. I am absolutely devastated to be leaving Marist, but I am looking forward to beginning the career I have looked forward to my whole life.
What do you think is the most important thing for freshmen to remember going into Marist?
Get as involved as possible! College goes by faster than you could ever imagine, so take advantage of every wonderful thing Marist has to offer. Join the clubs that interest you, and really dedicate yourself to at least one of them. Participate in your classes and becomes friends with your professors. Take advantage of the four years you have here because Marist is the most amazing place in the world.
Written by Adriana Belmonte '17
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Class of 2017
Academic School: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Campus: New York