UACCM Graduate Eyes a Career in the Classroom

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Courtesy of Jessica Jordan

Jessica Jordan of Roland graduated with an Associate of Science in Education. This fall, she plans to transfer to the University of Central Arkansas at Conway to complete her bachelor's degree and teach at the elementary level.

Why did you choose to attend UACCM?

I chose UACCM because it was a smaller school and seemed to be a close community along with the friendly atmosphere.


How did UACCM prepare you for your future career?

UACCM prepared me for my future career by not only having the resources available to help me succeed in my classes, but also having some of the best teachers I have ever had. They not only push me as a student but were there to help me succeed in my career plan.

What have been your favorite memories of attending UACCM?

I loved the fun that we had in some of my classes along with meeting new friends that will help you along the way.


What are your plans after graduation?

My plans after graduation is to transfer to UCA for my last two years of school and finish my degree in elementary education—but to also enjoy the journey.


Why did you decide to become a teacher?

I wanted to become a teacher for as long as I can remember because I not only love kids, but I had some great and influential teachers when I was in elementary. I want to help build up my future student into who they were meant to be.


What lesson would you want all your future students to know?

The lesson I would want my future students to know is that when you hit challenges in life don’t give up because it will get better. Even though it may be hard, that challenge you go through has a purpose and can lead to something amazing in the future.


What advice would you give to future UACCM students?

The advice I would give to future UACCM students is to not give up when classes get hard or stressful. If you do get stressed out just take a minute go for a walk and breath then come back and start again and enjoy the journey.

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