Kailey Henderson, '18

Kailey Henderson

Major: Spanish, with concentration in Secondary Education; minor in English

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois

What makes you want to be a teacher or educator?

Ever since I was old enough to babysit, I wanted to be a teacher because I loved working with kids. Now, it comes from the desire to share my passion for learning and to inspire youth to achieve academic excellence, and reach their full potential.

What do you love about being in Albion's Shurmur Center?

Having just been accepted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), I am excited to learn more about what that entails. So far, I love the opportunities the Shurmur Center has brought me, such as my recent trip to Costa Rica, and the field experience I have been able to gain in the classroom.

How do you think this experience will help you in your career goals?

I aspire to be a teacher, so the Center’s many opportunities will help me gain the experience necessary to find a teaching job, and the preparation necessary to start teaching.

What do you love about Albion College?

I love the opportunities for campus involvement and leadership, I love the close relationships I am able to form with my professors, I love the fact that I am always able to recognize a friendly face on campus no matter where I go, and I love the school spirit.