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Hi! My name is Susie Milam and I am excited to pursue my degree in educational administration and supervision through the GPS program here at Averett. I have been teaching for eleven years, all of which have been with Halifax County Public Schools. I began my career teaching fourth grade before moving to third grade, and now currently I am a Gifted Specialist serving elementary students in grades K through five. I absolutely love working with the children; it is such an amazing experience to witness the students’ knowledge and their love for learning to grow every day.

Outside of work, I have two precious sons, Ryder who is eight and Maddox who is almost five. They keep both my husband, Jonathon, and myself on our toes at all times. I say Ryder has my over-analyzing personality, while Maddox enjoys a more relaxed and “free-spirited” style. I love to watch both of my children play sports; sometimes it feels like we live at the baseball field or basketball court, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! In my remaining free time, I love to read and travel…or just anything outside with friends and family.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree here at Averett University?      

When I graduated from Radford University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, I was eager to return home to South Boston. I married quickly after graduation, and then started teaching that very same year. It was always my goal to go back to school and obtain my master’s degree, but life and kids happened. I eventually attended Averett to earn my endorsement in gifted education, but still no master’s degree. After studying and reviewing the plan that the GPS program offered, I knew this would be the right path for me. Becoming an administrator within the school system has always been a passion and goal of mine; and now, with my degree almost complete, I am one step closer to making it a reality.

Why did you choose Averett University’s Graduate & Professional Studies program?

The GPS program has given me the opportunity to work full time, be a mom, and to pursue my own dreams in a way that fits my schedule. The staff and overall program have been wonderful to work with. I am so thrilled that I made this decision; I’ve gained an abundance of new information and made some amazing new friends along the way. Thanks for the wonderful experience, Averett!

The GPS program has given me the opportunity to work full time, be a mom, and to pursue my own dreams in a way that fits my schedule.

What is your anticipated date of graduation?

Here’s to graduation in May 2018! 🙂

 

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