About Me

Hello! My name is Glynnis Farleigh and I am a third-year History Major and Digital Studies Minor and education student at the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I grew up in the Northern Virginia area, and am an M.Ed candidate in UMW’s College of Education, where I will be attending graduate school in the Fall of 2020.

At the US Botanic Gardens, 2018

I created this domain in order to showcase my relevant coursework.

In the summers, I work as a summer camp lead at a local preschool and Kindergarten. During the school year, I have amassed two semesters worth of practicum experience in Fredericksburg area middle and high school social studies classrooms. I am currently looking forward to participating in my third practicum during the upcoming Fall 2018 semester. In the near future, I hope to teach history to middle or high school students! Some of my relevant work from has been showcased on UMW’s College of Education Facebook page.

I have taken relevant courses in Education focussing on teaching and learning, instructional design and assessment, and special education, all for the secondary level.  I have also taken History courses pertaining to Western Civilizations, Asian Civilizations, and Stuart and Hanoverian Britain, as well as two courses pertaining to history-based research and analytical skills. I am looking forward to taking courses on Colonial America, Classroom Management, and American Government during the Fall 2018 semester.

At UMW, and I am involved with both the Student Education Association and National Education Association, the UMW Historic Preservation Club, and am the Executive Board Researcher of the Firearms Club of UMW. I have volunteered as a tour guide and makeup artist for the annual HISP Club Ghostwalk Tours at the James Monroe Museum, and have been involved with numerous personal safety and education courses with the Firearms Club. During the Spring 2018 semester, I worked as a Resident Assistant supervising upper-class students. Beginning in the Fall 2018 semester, I will be working as an Access Services assistant at the UMW Simpson Library.

In my free time, I enjoy raising and growing plants, special effects makeup, and I have an interest in American and British history. I enjoy spending time exploring Downtown Fredericksburg, Rappahannock River, and other parts of Virginia with my boyfriend. Additionally, I have a particular fondness for the social and cultural history of death across cultures, as well as an interest in new discourse regarding funerary and mourning practices. My all-time favorite TV show is Twin Peaks, (the first two seasons, of course) my favorite novel is Jane Eyre, and my favorite work of nonfiction is Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

For more information, please view my Instagram in the sidebar!

Page Last Updated: May 2018

 

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