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.
After graduating from Samford, I joined Teach for America, teaching high school mathematics at a public school in inner-city Miami.
My favorite aspect of my job is my relationship with my students and their families. In my role as the gifted specialist, I have the privilege of working with the same students for multiple years. I love getting to watch them grow through the years and getting to know their individual personalities.
Samford exposed me to cutting-edge practitioners in the field of education and kept me abreast to current trends in education. The on-going partnership between Samford and local schools and districts allowed for students to have a clear understanding of what is needed to effectively lead schools.