Mikayla McCray to teach English at Glenvar High School

by Billy Chandler

Mikayla McCray of Daleville, Va. will receive a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education.

McCray will graduate with the class of 2024. She is on the cheerleading team and is a member of Kappa Phi Alpha, Beta Lambda Zeta, Society of Future Educators, Blue Key Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and National Society of Leadership and Success.

Because of Emory & Henry, McCray feels confident to teach in the classroom. “Coming here has helped me gain confidence in my teaching pedagogy,” she stated. “Emory & Henry has an amazing education department that has prepared me well for the workforce.” McCray credits her success to professors Brent Treash and Jennifer Krause and the entire education department for being supportive and uplifting. “Brent Treash has been a strong support system and an amazing fraternity advisor,” she said. “Jennifer Krause has also supported me through many English assignments and kept me motivated.”

“I am thankful for the hard-working professors who pushed me to do my best and supported me throughout my journey.”

McCray will land her first teaching job as an English teacher at Glenvar High School in Roanoke County, Va., after graduating from Emory & Henry. She is working on her master’s in education.

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world. See our seniors’ success stories at www.emoryhenry.edu/commencement

“This place is home! You will feel welcome and at ease here! You will succeed at Emory & Henry!”

—Mikayla McCray

Location:

Daleville, Va.

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