Education Club members pose with Vice President Lorretta Holloway in the hallway of Dwight Hall.

Education Club

Mariah Prosansky (Secretary), Alyssa Campbell (Member), Alyssa Figueiredo (President), Vice President Lorretta Holloway, Amber Magin (Publicity Coordinator), Jennie O'Leary (Treasurer) and Katie Francendese (Vice President).

Club Spotlight

How would you describe your club? What is something you want people to know about the club?

This is a great group for future educators. We give advice, tips and support for students in a difficult major that can be tricky to navigate, and we provide service opportunities. People think it is just for people who are going to be teachers but we are for anyone interested in education in general. People should also join if they like hanging out with kids.

If you had a club motto, what would it be?

"Learn to Teach/Teach to Learn." We say this because our students teach us more than we teach them sometimes.

Tell me about something funny that has happened or happens with your club.

We can’t think of just one because we laugh a lot. We tell a lot of classroom stories and laugh about our times in class with kids. We want to have a relaxed atmosphere, so members are comfortable.

What event has made you really proud of your group?

We had a holiday bake sale. We put up a poster board for people to sign and write in how they say "Happy holidays" in their culture, which was an inclusive activity to show that Framingham State students are from all over.  We had a book drive with three other clubs to collect books for kids affected by the hurricane in Houston. We often think about the impact that natural disasters have on education.

What are some activities you have planned or are planning?

In February, we are having a panel with current teachers. It is a great way for students to hear from people in the field. It’s a great motivator.

What are the benefits to being a club member?

It’s a way to be part of a community of people who want to be teachers and/or are interested in education. It is a great way for us to help each other, especially those who are already in the major to help people who are new. We are always looking for new members. We meet on Mondays at 1:30 in Club Room 3 in the McCarthy Center.