Eden Marine High School graduate Jessica Farrell is making waves in the world of education, recently picking up a dean’s list certificate for outstanding academic performance at university.
Jessica is currently living in Albury and nearing the midway point of a Bachelor of Education (K-12 Middle Schooling) at Charles Sturt University.
The 2011 EMHS graduate qualified for the prestigious award by achieving distinctions or high distinctions in every subject she has completed to date.
Though she still has two-and-a-half years until graduation, Jessica says she has already had first-hand experience in charge of a class.
“Time seems to be flying by so I'll be out teaching before I know it,” she said.
“At this stage of my degree I am liking primary school most, especially after my last placement, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
“I was at St. John's Lutheran School in Jindera for three weeks, teaching a year four class.
“It was my first real teaching experience where I was able to plan and teach lessons, as well as being involved in other activities that go on around the school.”
Wherever her degree may take her in the future, Jessica is sure she’s made the right career choice.
“My aim for when I graduate is to pursue a career as a teacher, where I can hopefully make a difference to the lives of all my students in one way or another,” she said.
“I want to be that teacher that every student wants.”