EDUCATION + FAMILY = OLHCC
As a small child, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I think its in my blood. I tried education courses @ 2 other large enrollment colleges & my teaching dreams began to fade away. Then, I heard from a friend that before giving up my dream of educating, I should do a campus visit of OLHCC. That was the BEST advice someone could have ever given me!! I went to the school's open house, which is located on a beautiful & clean campus, & I left feeling like I was already an OLHCC student. My next time on campus, I stopped in my tracks, when 3 people told me "Hi, Lundie!" These people had just met me & hundreds of other people just days before & not only were they making me feel extremely welcomed, they called me by my name!! At the other 2 colleges, that never, ever happened; I was just a number. Needless to say, the enthusiasm was contagious & thus I embarked on my fabulous first-class, memorable educational journey!
OLHCC prepared me extensively for my teaching career, which I'm happily entering my 8th year of! Not one day goes by in my job in which I do not refer back to something I learned @ OLHCC. Wheter it be referring back on how to to take accurate student work samples & notes, remembering different methods on how to present difficult instructional materials to my students, or recalling the most professional manners possible when handling a student situation...I was prepared...beyond prepared! And if I wasn't or am not 100% sure of something related to my career, I could still to date pick up the phone or email ANY/ALL of my OLHCC college professors & they would assist me asap & even invite me back to campus for coffee & lunch! I actually was encouraged by my professors, who I now & have referred to since day one as my friends & family, to keep acadmically achieving. I loved OLHCC so much that I returned there to pursue my Masters degree in Educational Administration & Supervision, which I obtained in May 2008.
I am a leader in my school. I am a go-to girl when something is wrong & needs to be fixed. I also am a thinker...pondering about returning to OLHCC to achieve my Doctorate in Education. That's how much I LOVE OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE!! I know that if I return there, I will achieve my dreams, I will be intellectually enticed & challenged, & I will conquer my Doctorate degree with the confidence, support, encouragement, & love of my OLHCC family.
Lundie L. Miears, M.Ed.
Jefferson Parish Public Schools
Joshua Butler Elementary