Nettie Harrington '07, Major: Education and Music; Minor: English
"Small class sizes provided an ideal setting to gain real classroom experience at the Horace Mann School in Salem. However, teaching abroad in England brought my education experience to a higher level. Through the Honors Program, I took my studies one step further with a thesis in my final year.
I grew up in Medford, but fell in love with Salem during my time at Salem State. I think of Salem as more of a home for me than Medford now. I feel that I learned so much about who I am and what I want from life while I was there. I've always wanted to be a teacher. I came to Salem State's education program because of its great reputation and accessibility and was not disappointed. I knew my professors well and I knew that they cared about my individual goals as a future educator. While here I was also able to indulge my other passion, music and decided to double major.
I am currently the early childhood coordinator and afterschool program director at a small elementary school in western Massachusetts. I love my life as a teacher and a student. There are many days when I go home thinking how difficult this profession can be, but there are far more when I go home knowing that I have the best job there is."