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 Secondary Education have selected Lindsay Kibben as their Outstanding Student in Secondary Education (Science). Congratulations, Lindsay!
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Secondary Education (Science), Lindsay Kibben:
What academic accomplishment are most proud of?
I am most proud of my time as a student teacher during my internship at Rocky Run Middle School.
What organizations/affiliations have you been involved with while at Mason?
I went on Dr. Zenkov’s Cambridge study abroad trip in Fall 2019.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to get a job as an 8th grade science teacher in Fairfax County.
What is your favorite memory in CEHD or your favorite part of being a CEHD student?
By far my favorite memory was the trip to Cambridge and getting to observe the school system in the UK and see the similarities and differences.I took a lot away from that trip that I hope to apply in the future.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students (especially those that are not graduating yet)?
Don’t be afraid to participate in your classes and especially in your placements as a student teacher. Take advantage of the knowledge and experience your professors and mentor teachers have, ask them loads of questions, and think about how you can apply it to your teaching in the future.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I’m thankful for the lessons I’ve learned, the people I’ve gotten to meet, and the stories that have inspired me to be the best teacher I can be.