Math teacher Pamela Dixon has decided to go back to college again.
Dixon, who has been teaching for 29 years and is also a National Board Certified Teacher, received her undergraduate and master’s degree at Gardener-Webb University.
Although she attended college before, she has decided to go back to school at Chapel Hill University online.
“I’m going to undergraduate’s school to get a degree in history because I’ve always wanted one. I’ve always loved history with a passion. When I came out of high school, I really thought that I’d become a history teacher, but things just didn’t work out that way. I just turned 50, and I want to keep challenging myself. I’m taking the course to get a history degree just to fulfill a promise that I made to myself,” Dixon said.
The 2010 Digest of Education Statistics, anticipates an increase of 23 percent of students 25 and over in college between 2010 and 2019.
More than 36 percent of teachers at Roberson now have advanced degrees and nearly 30 percent are National Board certified. Teachers today are returning to school and increasing their knowledge on education and teaching.
Recently, Jared Brush completed a three-year online college program so that he could move into a more technical field in the library as a instructional technology facilitator.
“Going back to school was kind of challenging due to the fact that doing it well took up so much time. I personally went back because of the possibility of changing to the position I have now where I’m allowed to move into a more technical field. It is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Brush said.