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Janice Taylor, Elementary Education Major

“At AACC, teachers show concern for their students and want to help them.”

For Janice Taylor, AACC was a window of opportunity. Janice came to AACC in the spring of 2004 after studying for a year at University of Maryland, College Park. She found the guidance and support she needed at AACC.

“Before I came to AACC I didn’t have as much guidance and I didn’t know what was expected of me,” said Janice. “But at AACC, teachers show concern for their students and want to help them. The advisers really want to meet with the students. The small class sizes are also helpful because there is more individualized help.”

Janice started taking business management classes but as her 3-year-old daughter started to grow and explore, Janice realized how important education would be. Janice decided to take some education courses so she would feel more comfortable teaching her daughter. But at the same time she discovered her love for the field. Janice is now studying elementary education.

“It is very exciting to see children learning,” said Janice. “I learn something in class and then see it happen in real life during my field work.”

Janice has been working at the Truxal Library circulation desk since June 2005. She also tutors students in psychology, education, math, and history, and is a member of the Student Education Association. She is planning to graduate this December and wants to transfer to the College of Notre Dame to study liberal arts and elementary education. She hopes to one day teach fifth grade.