Lillian Kight '17, Middle Grades Education
“For kids in tough circumstances, a teacher might be the only smiling face they see. More teachers need to realize that.”
For Lillian Kight, teaching middle school is more than just a career choice – it’s a calling.
“Middle school is a very delicate time: there are so many changes, and students don’t always know how to handle them.”
“You can turn students’ lives around by making them realize they can do anything they want, IF they get the grades. By the time they get to high school, it may be too late.”
Lillian spent part of her childhood in Detroit, and she feels drawn to urban areas and in particular to working with children from economically disadvantaged communities.
“Ultimately, I’d like to teach in Atlanta,” she says. “Maybe even as far away as Chicago.”
For the moment she’s happy to be back in Dublin. And grateful for the opportunities she’s found at Middle Georgia State.
“The faculty and staff here have been a huge support in my journey.”
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