A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.
My name is Ryan Borger and I am currently a junior at Moravian College. My major is Historical Studies along with obtaining my certificate in Elementary Education. While at Moravian I have been in three different early field placements, each at a different school. I have been interested in education for some time now. I knew while I was in high school that I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I had a field placement during my senior year in high school and that placement made the realization of my future aspirations.
Since my time has begun at Moravian I have joined a few clubs on campus. I am a part of the History club on campus as well as the Habitat for Humanity Moravian College chapter. I continue to support other organizations on campus also. I contribute to my community at home as well during the summer months when I am home. My summer employment is with my hometown summer camps.
Camp Whitehall has given my skills outside of the classroom. With all of the practice and experience I get inside of the classroom, my job in the summer shows the other side of the children. The side that teacher don’t always see in the classroom.
With all of these experiences with the children I still have so much room for learning. As teachers I feel we will never finish learning, whether it is actual classroom skills or skills that deal with the students. We don’t always teach our students they also teach us! I am also involved in many sports, not any at the college level at Moravian, I play more intramural sports. Outside of Moravian I am involved in the Blue Mountain League, which is a baseball league. I am also involved with bowling leagues. I use my athletic abilities at times to be able to relate to the students and show them let teachers can be just like them.