About Me

Hello! My name is Glynnis Farleigh and I am a third-year History Major, 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.

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 and will be shortly partaking in a third! In the near future, I hope to teach history to middle school students.

I have taken courses in Education focussing on teaching and learning, instructional design and assessment, classroom management 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.

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 am also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society. 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. I currently work as an Access Services assistant at UMW’s Simpson Library, which I love!

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 interest in the social and cultural history of death across cultures, as well as an in new discourse regarding funerary and mourning practices. My all-time favorite TV show is Twin Peaks, (the first two seasons!) 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: February 2019

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