“My experience at Guilford helped me become the person I am today; it helped me understand the importance of building relationships and having a positive impact on people’s lives,” he says. “The Core Values of Guilford helped me see things from a whole different lens.”
It was Nazmul’s First-year Experience (now Initiate) course that set him on the track to become the fantastic teacher he is today. His instructor, former Assistant Professor of Education Studies Caryl Schunk, showed him the value of becoming an educator and made him realize his passion for teaching by offering her class the opportunity to volunteer at area schools.
“All of my Education Studies professors inspired me,” Nazmul shares. “They went above and beyond, helped me stay on track, and helped me grow in ways words cannot describe.”
These professors instilled in him the importance of reflection in order to create growth, as well as the ability to recognize how different experiences and perspectives shape people’s values. Nazmul also learned a key lesson in his responsibility as an educator: to ensure that his students are successful in becoming their best selves, something he strives to do each day.