"The learning process comes easiest to those of us who teach who also believe that there is an aspect of our vocation that is sacred; who believe that our work is not merely to share information but to share in the intellectual and spiritual growth of our students."
Teaching to Transgress
I came to Keene State College in 1992 after working for five years at a large state university in Illinois training English teachers and graduate teaching assistants, and after four years at a small private college on the North Shore of Boston teaching writing and directing the Writing Center. I came to KSC because it combined the best of both of these previous jobs; it was a relatively small college where I would be able to know my colleagues and a good number of the students, and it was also a public school. As someone who was educated in the public school system and who helps to train the next generation of public middle and high school English teachers, I wanted to work in an institution that provided students, often first-generation college students, with the chance to receive a great education. That is my commitment to provide my students with the best possible education, to hold them to high standards, and to support them in every way I can throughout their educational careers.
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