Wednesday, November 1, 2017

By Sara Nelson

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Madeleine DeHoff (BA ’14 Psychology, All Social Studies Secondary Education Certification).


DeHoff is entering her third year of teaching as an Advanced Placement Psychology and U.S. history teacher at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. She also volunteers as the National Honor Society Advisor.


“Working in a low-income school district has many challenges, but I love the process of building positive working relationships with my students to help them grow academically and personally,” says DeHoff. “My favorite is when I see students have the ‘light bulb moment’ when they make the connection between academic content and the world around them. Every day my students make me laugh and smile, and reaffirm my decision to become an educator.”


DeHoff is grateful for the interesting challenges that the College of Education gave her, which helped her become the educator that she is today.


“I had so many wonderful teachers and professors in the College of Education who always supported me, but also pushed me further and encouraged me to keep raising the bar higher for myself and my students,” says DeHoff. “I strive every day to bring new instructional styles and innovative content into my classroom to engage my students and help them reach all of their academic goals.”


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