As liberally educated adults, Franklin & Marshall students and alumni are ideal candidates for opportunities in education because they have spent time fostering their critical thinking skills, creativity, thirst for knowledge, and lifelong appreciation for learning. As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Experience in the liberal arts facilitates ideological growth and skill development; when these are paired with a desire to inspire academic and social growth for youth (tomorrow’s leaders), an educator is born.
Recent Franklin & Marshall alumni working and studying in the field of education have included an English Major now teaching Secondary English for a private school, an Art Major now serving as a corps member for Teach for America, a Chemistry Major now serving as a mentor for City Year, a Psychology Major now studying Special Education at Vanderbilt University, and a Government Major now providing student services in higher education. And the list goes on and on.
Lori Greenawalt serves as the Education Opportunities Adviser and Student Development Adviser for New College House. Regardless of House affiliation, Lori is excited about meeting individually with students who are considering teacher residency and corps programs (examples include: Teach for America, City Year, and Match Teacher Residency: Boston). To learn more about these opportunities, visit the After College page. Lori is also excited to meet with first-year students, sophomores, and juniors interested in gaining education and mentoring experience through internships, volunteering, and campus groups.
Please note that students interested in learning about competitive post-graduate fellowships and teaching abroad opportunities are encouraged to connect with Monica Cable, Ph.D., Director of Post-Graduate Fellowships & Scholarships. Students interested in pursuing secondary teacher certification through Franklin & Marshall and Millersville University’s Education Foundations are encouraged to connect with Amy Moreno, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College. For all other education related professions like private school teaching, careers in higher education, and graduate school programs in education, students are encouraged to connect with the Student Development Adviser covering their College House and F&M Faculty.