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Rachel Webb, a graduate student studying secondary math education, studies Thursday afternoon in the Buzzard Hall lobby. Webb is a math teacher at Flora High School, and says she has one more summer before she is done with her master’s degree. “My program was designed so teachers could take classes over the summer, and not during the school year. I’ve enjoyed most of my classes, it’s six weeks of classes with a semesters worth of work. This way I don’t have to worry about teaching on top of my classes, it’s still a lot of work though,” Webb said. “My students are proud of me for getting my master's. One student asked me if I was getting my doctorate, and I said no, but he still called me Dr. Webb. My students look up to me more. They see me persevering and continuing my education and they think ‘maybe I can do that too’.”

Mary Ellen Greenburg
Rachel Webb, a graduate student studying secondary math education, studies Thursday afternoon in the Buzzard Hall lobby. Webb is a math teacher at Flora High School, and says she has one more summer before she is done with her master’s degree. “My program was designed so teachers could take classes over the summer, and not during the school year. I’ve enjoyed most of my classes, it’s six weeks of classes with a semesters worth of work. This way I don’t have to worry about teaching on top of my classes, it’s still a lot of work though,” Webb said. “My students are proud of me for getting my master’s. One student asked me if I was getting my doctorate, and I said no, but he still called me Dr. Webb. My students look up to me more. They see me persevering and continuing my education and they think ‘maybe I can do that too’.”

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