Once her bachelor’s degree is complete, she plans working toward a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
Honors in the Major, Early Childhood Education
Shaunte Elliott is starting her teaching career a tad early. Nominated by Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin to lead Freshman Interest Groups, Shaunte will help incoming freshman determine which courses are appropriate to take, and introduce them to students with similar interests.
She knows the importance of befriending like-minded students. She is an active member of the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, and is a recipient of the Outstanding Merit Scholarship from the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers. In the spring of 2004, she studied in Jamaica through the International Service and Cultural Exchange program, Beyond Borders.
She also knows the importance of academic success. Both the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society have recognized her. She is planning to write her Honors thesis on cultural reading programs for middle-school students.
Somehow she finds time for community volunteeringat the ECHO Homeless Shelter, Sabal Palms Elementary School, and the Educational Research Center for Child Development.
Florida State will not lose this exceptional student any time soon. Once her bachelor’s degree is complete, she plans working toward a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.