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I completed my master's degree at Peabody while teaching full-time. The professors and mentors I had along the way were the biggest help to me as both a teacher and a student.
Heather Dunham
English Language Learners
M.Ed. '16
Doctoral Student
University of Texas at Austin

Heather is a current doctoral student in Language and Literacy Studies in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include culturally sustaining literacy pedagogies and coaching and mentoring preservice teachers.
I completed my master's degree at Peabody while teaching full-time. The professors and mentors I had along the way were the biggest help to me as both a teacher and a student. Throughout my courses, I was engaged in thoughtful theoretical discussions that translated into practical applications that I could take with me to my classroom the next day. My mentors also observed and coached me around my teaching with bilingual students. The guidance and mentorship I received from my Peabody faculty members has inspired me in my current doctoral studies.