Jamey Wright, Principal
New Albany Elementary, MS
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Blue Mountain College in May 2002. As I completed my studies there I felt more than prepared to enter the teaching profession. The things I learned from the textbooks I used during my time there played only a small part of the confidence I gained. The instructors at Blue Mountain imparted knowledge to me that can’t be learned from any book. Their years of valuable experience and sincere desire to give every child a chance to be successful in school and in life left a permanent impression on me. The lectures forced me to search my heart and decide that education was indeed the path I wanted to take with my career. There is no doubt in my mind that I am where I am today because of the people who make up the education program at Blue Mountain College.

Bailey Walker
Teacher, Northeast Christian Academy, Ripley, MS
Every element of the Literacy Block taught me valuable lessons that I will carry with me throughout my career as an educator. The Literacy Block provides students with hands-on interactions among fellow classmates at Blue Mountain College as well as with the elementary students with whom they work. It is my opinion that the Literacy Block has completely equipped me to be the best teacher I can possibly be. For that reason, I will ever be grateful. The Literacy Block instructors are excellent molders of clay, helping shape future teachers. Their infectious compassion for education inspired us to do our best and live up to the expectations set for us. I am thankful for the opportunity to have been shaped by such caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable instructors in the Literacy Block. I will use their inspirational teachings as I continue my education. One day, when young impressionable minds are placed in my hands, I plan to use those same teachings to shape future members of society.

Genia Robinson
Teacher, Rienzi Elementary School
I am writing to express how extremely proud I am to have been blessed with two Teacher Interns from Blue Mountain College. I had an intern last fall and now one this spring. I want to commend you and the Education Department at BMC on producing the most excellent, well organized, teachers. They are truly ready to teach when they enter the classroom. They come with the ability to jump right in and help the students.
Ten years ago, I graduated from BMC, and I think that the program has improved to become the best in Mississippi. My colleagues have had teacher interns from other colleges and universities but their drive for teaching and love for the children was not as prominent as the interns from BMC. I commend all of you on your hard work and commitment to producing excellent teachers for our future.

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