Graduate Spotlight: Jasmine Scott

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Jasmine Scott. Photo by Mike Dawkins

Jasmine Scott, a Class of 2023 graduate of Mercer University‘s College of Education, earned a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education.

What are your plans after graduation?

My decision to pursue a career in education is firmly attributed to my passion for discovery and excitement for learning. I am honored to accept the daily challenge of curating meaningful learning experiences for others.

Who was your favorite professor and why?

Dr. Leah Panther, assistant professor of literacy education, is a gem! I cannot express enough gratitude for how much she has taught me during my time at Mercer. Her experiences with teaching, teacher leadership, and research on literacy instruction in urban educational contexts have proven invaluable. I cannot overstate how humbled I am to have met and learned from her.

What was your favorite class and why?

My favorite class was EMAT 642 Content Area Literacy with Dr. Panther. We had courageous conversations and devoted ourselves to supporting culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents. With only five students, we defined our teaching philosophies and sought to make changes in public education.

How do you plan on changing the world?

Throughout the instructional day, educators accommodate the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. I am honored to accept the daily challenge of imparting knowledge, instilling values and inspiring enthusiasm for learning. I am devoted to helping learners grow and move toward their aspirations.

What makes Mercer special to you?

Mercer provided a safe space for me to grow and develop as a lifelong learner. I started my program during a global pandemic. During a time of uncertainty, Mercer provided consistency and compassion.

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