Lucas Gravitt – Scott County

How has your educational experience at Georgetown helped improve your career?

Through my studies at Georgetown College, I have been able to grow as an educator in many ways.  I have improved on classroom management, lesson planning and implementation, and on various elements of implementation of technology into my curriculum.

Why did you make the commitment to get a graduate degree?

As a KY school teacher, I knew I had to continue my education, and the only school on my list of consideration was Georgetown.  Having received my BA at Georgetown in 2007, I recognized the high quality of education received, and wanted to continue to be a part of that.  With a Master’s Degree, I am able to better educate my students, lead my school, and help my community to grow and prosper.
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What were the most important things you took away from your graduate degree?

From my time at Georgetown, I am most thankful to have taken away a sense of servant leadership.  Giving of my time and energy to help others succeed in life is the most valuable skill I learned.

What sacrifices did you have to make to earn the degree?

Earning a graduate degree while maintaining a full teaching load, plus a summer job, and various volunteer positions in the community, I had to sacrifice quite a bit of personal and social time.  I knew, though, that giving up some personal activities would ultimately make me more successful.

How did Georgetown support your success in attaining a graduate degree?

The Georgetown Grad-Ed faculty did a great job in supporting me as a student, as well as a growing professional.  They truly understood that I had a full time job, family obligations, and friendships.  They were quite understand and caring in their teaching.