My name is Malachi Swagerty and I am in the master’s of education program working towards receiving my teacher’s certificate. I am taking this class as a requirement to receive both my certificate and master’s, though after being a student teacher intern for the past few weeks I have realized I do need some help with my classroom management skills. I am currently interning at Ryan Middle School in Fairbanks, teaching 7th grade English. I’m hoping to graduate mid summer of 2019 and start teaching the following semester. I’m still unsure if I want to teach middle school or high school, I had originally wanted to teach at the high school level, but I am enjoying the middle school students.
I moved up to Fairbanks from Anchorage at the beginning of the summer. This move was two fold, I wanted to be a part of this program, but my wife and I also had our daughter in January of this year, and with my parents living in Fairbanks, child care is much easier to receive here. As for hobbies, I like reading and playing video games. I’m trying to include my daughter in both of my hobbies, but she’s still a little too young to really understand either.
I’m looking forward to an awesome semester with everyone!