Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Secondary Education have chosen
2021 Outstanding Student in Secondary Education – History/Social Science
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Secondary Education – History/Social Science, Nadia Skolnitsky:
What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?
The opportunity to reflect and engage in meaningful discussion with others provided me with the space to hone my classroom practices and research.
What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?
I plan to be in the classroom for awhile. My hope is that I can provide an engaging environment in which students are challenged to connect the skills of historical inquiry with the concepts that continue to shape modern experience.
What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?
I had a really great study group my first semester; it was equal parts laughter and productivity. We were able to set our rhythm prior to the start of the pandemic and I was grateful we maintained that over the duration of program.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
Whatever it is, just ask the question.