Alisyn Bales Hartsock
Alisyn has come full circle - she is now teaching in the elementary school she attended as a student. She completed her teacher prep program in Interdisciplinary History and Social Sciences and has teaching endorsements in Elementary Education PK-6 and in Middle School Social Studies 6-8. She is in her third year of teaching 1st grade at Atkins Elementary School in Smyth County Public Schools.
Alpha Phi Omega, student director of an after school program at Meadowview Elementary, many volunteer hours with the local school systems
My time at Emory & Henry has been some of the best years of my life. I learned so much from the school and the staff. I was pushed to be my best even when I didn’t think I was capable, and by working closely with my education peers, I developed a sense of pride and determination to be the best teacher (or student teacher) I could possibly be. I had confidence in my education and knew that Emory only prepared the best of teachers. While I could have gone to a cheaper school, I wholeheartedly believe that if I had not gone to Emory I would not be the educator I am today.