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Erin Weaver - Class of 2013 - Elementary Education major - Morganton, NC

Building a future of hope

September 6, 2011

Even if her mother hadn’t earned her master’s degree from Appalachian, Erin Weaver says she would have chosen to come here just the same. Erin wants to be a teacher. “Appalachian is known for its education program,” Erin says.

An honors student, Erin has been energized by her instructors in the Reich College of Education, whom she describes as “passionate and engaging.”

“The College of Education promotes collaboration between students and really creates a network of future educators,” Erin says. She looks forward to continuing the legacy of excellence built by thousands of teachers who have come before her.

“I want to become a teacher for many reasons,” Erin explains. “Among my main goals are fostering a love for knowledge within children, enhancing their determination to achieve goals, and giving them hope for the future.”