Ashley A. Brainard, 2006
Major: Science Education - Biology
Graduate School: Currently taking continuing education courses through San Francisco State University and Stanford University
Employer: San Mateo High School, San Mateo, California
Accomplishments and Activities at Trine:
Pi Lamda Theta; Beta Beta Beta; physical science teaching assistant; dean’s or president’s list (four times), academic honors.
Professional accomplishments since:
initiated and developed Mateo Madness to improve standardized tests scores; represented the science department on the School Site Council; assisted students in homework center; mentor.
Comments about your experience at Trine:
The multiple field experiences prepared me for my own classroom. The opportunity to spend hours in the classroom working with mentor teachers and gaining hands-on experience was invaluable. After experiencing a large university, I really enjoyed the small class settings offered at TSU. It enabled me to develop a close relationship with my professors which enhanced my learning experience.