Kelsey GrimardName: Kelsey Grimard
Class: 2019
Regis Major: Education
Current Job: 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at Woburn Public Schools


Why did you decide to come to Regis?
I decided to come to Regis because of the community. When visiting Regis, everyone was extremely friendly and never turned down an opportunity to help. I knew that I could really excel in that environment and become that person that people came to for help.

What was your first job after graduating from Regis?
After graduating from Regis, I was able to work in the Woburn Public School District where I completed my student teaching. It has been such an amazing opportunity in a district and school that I love.

How did your experiences and your education at Regis shape your life after college and your career path thus far?
Without my experiences at Regis, I would not be where I am today. Regis helped me become independent and allowed me to student teach in the district that I am now working in. I was able to learn the tools that I needed to succeed in my profession and also help students along the way.

Share your favorite memory of your time at Regis.
Some of my favorite memories at Regis were playing for the Regis Softball team. Being able to have coaches and teammates there to support you on and off the field was a huge help throughout my four years at Regis.

Did you have a favorite Regis professor, mentor, or class that really impacted your life or path?
I enjoyed all of my classes and professors while at Regis. Rebecca Putnam and Professor Julia Lisella became mentors throughout my four years. They helped me with not only my classes but also with finding a job and shaping my career as an educator by showing me what a true educator should be like.

What did you learn at Regis that has served you well throughout your life?
Throughout my time at Regis, I was taught how to be independent and how to shape my own path. Regis allowed me to achieve what I have always wanted to do in life.

What one piece of advice do you have current Regis students?
Take every opportunity that you are given—even if it isn't exactly what you wanted or not what your friends are doing—you never know where it may lead you.

Tell me about your career and your current job. 
Today, teaching 8th grade looks very different than it has in the past. Through my experience at Regis, I learned to adapt to new situations and to always be flexible. This year has proven that being able to adapt is very important in education because you never know what could change.


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