Meet Ashley Kevil
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Area of Certification and Year: EC-6
Why did you choose to attend UT Arlington?
UTA is a great school for a variety of degrees, and not knowing exactly what I wanted to major in this aspect appealed to me. I also live here so it is a financially smart decision, UTA is great college in my backyard that would be crazy to pass up. I’ve also had family who earned their degree at UTA.
What is your favorite thing about the College of Education at UT Arlington?
I love that it is so welcoming. I’ve always had an amazing experience with everyone involved with the College of Education, professors, students, and staff alike. The CoED is such a friendly place, and is excited with you about your future as an educator.
Who is your favorite professor? Why?
My favorite professor is Professor Janessa Beach. She works hard to ensure that we understand materials and keeps us up to date during the online lectures. She goes above and beyond!
What activities do you participate in outside of class?
I participate in the Honors College and COEd Ambassadors. I also volunteer in my church’s nursery.
What are your plans after you graduate?
After I graduate from UTA, I plan to stay in the Arlington area, hopefully with a job in AISD. I plan to teach lower elementary and have at least one dog!
What is the one thing you think a prospective Education student needs to know?
I believe that a prospective Education student needs to know that teaching requires a reflection into who you are and a combination of who you respect.