My name is Caroline Merryman and I am interested in going into the Elementary Education field. Interacting with children and being able to watch them grow not only as they get older but also to watch their personalities grow is eye opening, in my opinion. I have at the YMCA for 5 years now as a toddler teacher, daycare associate, and a summer camp counselor.  While working at the YMCA during the summer and on breaks, I have been a full time student at Longwood University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a minor in Children’s Literature.

While I sadly will not be graduating as a teacher, I plan to eventually get my Masters in teaching and have my own classroom. This was not my plan when I started at Longwood, but as long as I reach my end goal of being a teacher somehow, that’s all that matters. Teaching is a learning experience not only for the students but also for the teachers. Education plays a key role in todays world and I hope that never changes.