“I will miss the faculty most. I love all of the professors who taught me.”
From Staten Island, New York, Kaitlyn Martin ’16 says she always wanted to be a teacher, and her desire solidified after taking special education classes at Saint Joseph’s. Her post-graduation plans have her heading to Nashville, Tennessee, where she will study for a master’s degree in special education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.
“St. Joe’s gives you the opportunity to be a student leader if you take the initiative,” says Kaitlyn, who did just that as a major in early childhood education and in special education. Involved in service-learning, the Council for Exceptional Children, and Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honors Society, Kaitlyn brought former Sandy Hook teacher Kaitlyn Roig-DeBellis to Saint Joseph’s to round out American Education Week this past fall.
“We’re very proud of Kaitlyn and all she has accomplished as a Saint Joseph’s student,” says Frank Bernt, Ph.D., professor and chair of teacher education.