'09, BA, Middle Childhood Education; '12, MEd, Reading Endorsement
Adrianne enjoys her work as a Middle School Science Teacher (5-8th grade) and Homeroom Teacher (6th grade) at Franciscan Academy of Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH. Originally enrolled at a local public university, Adrianne transferred to Lourdes. "The education faculty is so different than at other schools. They share their prior classroom experiences and best practices learned while teaching young students and working with parents. That is such valuable information for education students!"
"Educators need to know their students; to put their mindset to that of their students. Know what they are going through and what they are thinking. It helps in the educational process. They will realize your passion for education and your belief that they can succeed."
After graduating from Lourdes, Adrianne taught 5-8th grade science at St. Mary's of the Snows School in Mansfield, OH. From there, she accepted a Title I teaching job at Imagine Madison Avenue School of the Arts. Once the school year ended, she was offered her current position at the Franciscan Academy.
One of positives at the Academy is the student diversity. "We have children from Korea and India enrolled," adds Adrianne. "The students learn about each other's cultures and gain an appreciation for being culturally aware."