Meet education majors:Jeff Anderson
When Jeff Anderson decided he wanted to become a teacher, he knew exactly where
he wanted to get his degree.
“I’ve heard great things about the education department here,” he says. “I knew
a lot of people who graduated from LaGrange, and they are great teachers. So I
decided this was where I wanted to be.”
Basketball has been a part of her life since Ashley DeFreitas was 5 years old.
But it took her family to help her see she could combine that love with a career.
“They were always telling me that I should be a teacher,” says Ashley, who earned
a biology degree in 2010. “And I’d say, ‘No, no, I don’t want to teach. That’s
not what I want to do.’ But I love basketball, and when I started coaching, I realized
that coaching is like teaching on the court. I love being around kids, so I just
figured, ‘You know what? They’re right. I do need to teach.”