K-12 Teaching and Administration

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Job Description

Some of our graduate alumni find careers as teachers and administrators in K-12 school systems, working in both public and private schools. As K-12 educators, these alumni work with students at the primary and secondary levels, often teaching English, but also adjacent disciplines like psychology and communication. 

For a sample of graduate alumni currently in K-12 positions, please see below. More information regarding each alumni's career can be found by clicking on the name of the individual.

For more information on exploring career options, including how to do informational interviews in careers of interest, see the Graduate College's Career Exploration page.

 

Graduate Alumni in K-12 Teaching

Alumni

Discipline at UIUC

Job Title
Leslie Crowell Coffey Literature English Instructor and English Department Chair, Emma Willard School
Esther Dettmar Literature English Instructor, Emma Willard School
Phillip Ernstmeyer Literature Teacher of English, University Laboratory High School, UIUC
Laura Koritz Creative Writing English/Psychology Teacher, Urbana High School
Erin McQuiston Literature English Teacher, Heritage Hall School
Elizabeth Majerus Literature Executive Teacher of English and Director, University Laboratory High School, UIUC
Valerie O'Brien Literature Teacher of English, Gender Studies, and Social Justice, University Laboratory High School, UIUC

 

Graduate Alumni in K-12 Administration

Alumni

Discipline at UIUC

Job Title
Leslie Crowell Coffey Literature English Department Chair and English Instructor, Emma Willard School
Elizabeth Majerus Literature Director and Executive Teacher of English, University Laboratory High School, UIUC