SOE elementary education major Chloe Leeds, BA ’24 - who has long been inspired by the early years of a child’s education - is the recipient of The Karin A. Akerson Memorial Scholarship Fund, part of American University’s Elevate Scholarship Initiative. Her goal of being a teacher led her to SOE.
“AU really checked all the boxes,” reflects Leeds. “In terms of [SOE], I had just heard a lot of great things about the program and the different courses you take in terms of learning methods—like how to teach different subjects—but also things like social justice in relation to education.”
Read more about her educational journey here. Learn more about our Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program here.