ASU Commencement Spotlight: Breyona Pierce, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Breyona Pierce, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
FUTURE PLANS: KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, LINCOLN MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; GRADUATE STUDENT, ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
Breyona Pierce, an Albany native, will graduate on May 8 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is an adult learner, a member of the Student Government Association, and is passionate about ministry – serving at The Real Church of Albany, Ga. In 2018, Breyona was involved in an accident that left her with several broken bones and the inability to walk. She was told she would not ever be able to walk again. She not only completed her undergraduate studies, but will be walking across the stage to receive her diploma. Breyona was accepted into more than one graduate program, but will be furthering her education in the Albany State University Master of Education program. She has also accepted a position as a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Magnet Elementary School.
What motivated you to learn more about your field? I have always been a teacher at heart and I have a passion for youth, particularly
Why did you choose ASU?
I chose ASU because it was local and I didn’t want to travel for school after high school graduation.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan to begin the master’s program this summer and prepare to become a teacher in the coming school year. Further along, I plan to work in curriculum development for the school system.
How did ASU prepare you to succeed after matriculation?
ASU has provided sufficient resources and support, especially for first year students.
What do you love most about your chosen profession?
I love how the children glow when they see me every morning. What drives me is the fact that they enjoy learning.
What advice would you give to other ASU students?
Remain focused and make use of the resources that are given.
What would you say to a High School student about choosing ASU to further their education?
Be prepared for the new environment, build strong relationships with instructors, and remain positive.