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Stephanie Conn

Stephanie Conn

B.S. in Mathematics Education '15

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

What made you choose the Syracuse University School of Education?
I chose School of Education because I knew that I always wanted to be a teacher, it just came down to which school what best for me and the best program.

What do you like about being a School of Education Peer Adviser?
I became a peer advisor because I had a great relationship with my peer advisor my freshman year and I wanted to give back. I wanted to be there so that I could help freshman not make mistakes that I have heard of others making within their freshman year academically. Freshman year was is a tough year to get through, and I just wanted to give my advisees someone to talk to, that has been in their shoes and could help them get out a sticky academic situations (i.e. which professor to take which math class with). Overall, I just wanted to be a person that my advisee could look for if they needed someone to talk to.

What other activities or organizations are you involved in on campus or in the community?
I am currently the president of the N.A.A.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and am the Managing Editor for The Black Voice newspaper here on campus.

What do you hope to do after you complete your degree at the SU School of Education?
To get my Masters in mathematics education.

What has been your most memorable class/learning experience in the School of Education?
My most memorable class would have to be RED 326 - the toughest education class that I have taken so far, but I love the environment and the material that I was being taught. I loved the fact that everyone in the class had one anthers back and we made it feel like an open space.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?
Carnegie Library

How have you changed during your time at Syracuse University?
I would not say that I have changed as a person much. I have changed the professional and academic aspects of myself tremendously. I know the true meaning of being a professional and what it take to get the grades that I believe I strive for.

What advice would you give to high school students making decisions about where to go to college and what to study?
Go on college tours! I would say, if I never came to visit Syracuse, then I probably would have stayed closer to home. Coming visit made me feel a whole different way about the university and what it has to offer.