This article showcases stories from two of our finest recent teacher education graduates. You’ve read about their experiences, now tell us about yours!

In this sesquicentennial year, the College of Education invites education alumni to share their thoughts and experiences on the topic of “it starts with education.” Submissions will be included in a project called My Life, My Teaching.

The My Life, My Teaching project will be a collection of stories from education alumni for dissemination on the college’s Web site, as well as during special events throughout the year.

Whether you have been in the classroom for 20 years, 20 days, or never, we want to hear from you.

  • Express your thoughts on the topic of “it starts with education.”
  • Tell how you knew you were meant to be an educator.
  • Reflect on a time when you knew you had made a difference in someone’s life.
  • Share an important lesson you learned from an education course, from a faculty member, or from a mentor.

Visit the College of Education Web site at for additional information and to make your submission. Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Join the College of Education in celebrating 150 years of teacher education at Illinois State University by participating in the My Life, My Teaching project. It truly does start with education.