Austin Elders

Austin Elders

Where are you now?  Vicksburg High School

Why did you choose teaching?  I knew I wanted to pursue a degree in education because I have always loved being around people and helping them. Teaching involves both of those things, so it is a perfect fit for me.

Why are you passionate about teaching? There is an awesome opportunity through teaching to be a positive influence on someone’s life. I believe this opportunity is extremely fulfilling, and I can't wait to be influence my own students each day. My high school baseball coaches influenced my decision to pursue a degree in education because they were positive mentors in my life and set good examples for me to follow now that I am a teacher. I decided to study English because I enjoy literature and love analyzing and thinking critically about what each piece means.

What made you choose MSU? I chose MSU because I had heard many great things about the Secondary Education program.

What activities do you enjoy outside of the classroom? I love working out and watching/playing sports.