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.
This year, faculty in the Mathematics Education Leadership program have selected Christie Graf as their Outstanding Student in Mathematics Education Leadership (K-8 Math Specialist Program). Congratulations, Christie!
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Mathematics Education Leadership, Christie Graf:
What academic accomplishment are most proud of?
I am most proud of the professional development sessions I have created and implemented during the program.
What are your plans after graduation?
My plans are to continue teaching math and to take on more leadership roles and opportunities within my school.
What is your favorite memory in CEHD or your favorite part of being a CEHD student?
My favorite part of being a CEHD student is being able to collaborate and work with my classmates. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to work alongside and learn so much from other amazing educators.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students (especially those that are not graduating yet)?
My advice would be to find a support system among your classmates. I would not have been able to do so well and learn so much in this program without my classmates. Be willing to help others and seek help when you need it.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I am the math department chair and math teacher at Manassas Park High School.