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 Elementary Education program have selected Denisa Linte as their Outstanding Student in Elementary Education. Congratulations, Denisa!
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Elementary Education, Denisa Linte:
What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?
Part of Mason’s Elementary Education program provides students the opportunity to work at FCPS schools with incredible mentor teachers. These experiences are what I am most proud of since they have all helped me grow tremendously as an educator.
What are your plans after graduation?
Starting this Fall, I will be teaching at an elementary school for Fairfax County Public Schools. I cannot wait to apply all that I have learned and I’m ecstatic to have my own class!
What is your favorite memory in CEHD or your favorite part of being a CEHD student?
Being able to work, collaborate, and learn from my professors and peers. I cannot express my gratitude to these individuals enough as they have made every class memorable and impactful.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
Take the time to build genuine relationships with peers and professors. These relationships allowed me to feel comfortable stepping out of my comfort zone, giving me the opportunity to grow as a learner. These personal connections made my experience as a graduate student so meaningful.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
I would really like to thank my professors and peers for giving me an irreplaceable academic experience.