Spotlight Stephanie Skiffen
Name: Stephanie Skiffen
High school: Gordon Central High
Major: Early Childhood Education
Expected graduation date: Fall 2015
Why did you choose Dalton State? I chose to attend Dalton State because it was an affordable school that was close to home. The school schedule also allowed me to be a student and a mother.
What do you plan to do after graduation? After graduation I hope to find a job as a teacher at an elementary school, and preferably teach fourth or fifth grade. I then hope to become teacher of the year and make a difference on a national level for education.
Who is/was your favorite professor and why? Dr. Lovely Mesco, She has been a great mentor and motivator. She has helped me to find a deeper passion in education.
What activities are you involved in on campus? The founder and president of Teach Club, and an active member of Kappa Delta Pi.
What are some of your biggest achievements or accomplishments at Dalton State? Starting an education club, mentoring new education students, and being on the Dean's List and being a part of the Education Honor Society.
Where is your favorite study spot? I usually hang out and study in the Brown building since all of my classes and classmates are over there as well. Before this, I went to library study rooms.
What is your best memory so far as part of the Roadrunner Nation? My best memory while being a part the Roadrunner Nation is being able to have classes with my husband and participate in the school activities.
Favorite comfort food? Spaghetti
If you had a theme song, what would it be? “In My Daughter's Eyes” by Martina McBride
Favorite line from a movie? “‘Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” from Lilo & Stitch
What do you feel most proud of? My family: My daughter, Harmony and my husband, Will
What cheers you up? Working with students and watching them have that moment of understanding, where all their hard work and the teacher’s hard work come together.
What is your favorite book? My favorite book is a series of books. The Harry Potter series was the reason I learned to love reading.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life? Emma Stone, because she could handle my personality.
What is your favorite app? Pinterest, because it has so many wonderful tips for being creative and organized.
Where is your favorite place to eat? Duke's Wings and Seafood in Calhoun
What did you want to be when you were a kid? When I was a child I wanted to be someone who helped others. I really enjoyed playing school.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? To me it means opportunity. Dalton State has given me the opportunity to come to school and be a student as well as a worker and a mother. It has given me the opportunity to make myself better and to help make life better for my family. It also gives me the opportunity to be an example for my daughter that she can do whatever she wants if she applies herself to the work.