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Student stories

Hear from MLFTC students about their Sun Devil story

Students at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College learn to thrive as educators in environments where learning occurs. Learn from current students and recent alumni about their experiences at MLFTC and what they find inspiring about the field of education.

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Habacuc Ortiz

Secondary Education, BAE, ‘24

“I feel like I’m fulfilling my true purpose now.”

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Danielle Maverick

Educational Studies, BAE, ‘23

“Every child is a unique individual, and what I love to do as an educator is I love to tap into every one of their needs and get to know their personalities.”

Madison Stallard

Secondary Education, BAE, ‘23

“It was important for me to be part of a community that reflects the diverse experiences and backgrounds of the communities I will go on to serve.”

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Dana Shaw

Educational Leadership (Principalship), MEd, ‘23

“Pursuing this degree allowed me to focus on becoming more of a leader and help me move into an administrative role.”

Yuchan (Blanche) Gao

Learning, Literacies and Technologies, PhD, ‘23

“I came to MLFTC because the college values innovation in education.”

Leroy McLean

Leadership and Innovation, EdD, ‘23

“The doctoral program has prepared me to play a role in driving changes by providing me with a deep understanding of educational research and theory, as well as practical experience.”