One day I realized that what I erroneously believed disqualified me from full-time Christian service actually uniquely qualified me for this ministry.
I'm finishing up my 27th year in Homewood Schools and, as always, am excited about the prospect of change - change within my school district, with new leaders and teachers coming on board. And change potentially for me as I continue to learn and grow as a leader.
Samford gave me many opportunities to work with children from diverse backgrounds. This in conjunction with my experience teaching ESL children in the classroom really enabled me to transition to this role seamlessly.
When I initially changed my major and began my courses in education, I knew it was exactly where I was meant to be.
You get out of something what you put into it. Samford offers so many opportunities to invest in people and your area of study. The university does such a great job of setting things up for students to grow spiritually, mentally and relationally.
Samford played an integral role in me working where I am today. I worked in a completely different field, but felt God calling me to education and more specifically special education.
Kathleen Nolin Needham
I've really enjoyed getting to know my team members from around the world and learning more about advocacy in the Christian NGO world.