Miranda Garlick has been awarded the Mary Roosevelt Honor Scholarship in Teaching and Learning during the UCI School of Education 2018-2019 Scholarship Award Ceremony. Miranda is pursuing her Multiple Subject Master of Arts in Teaching.
Miranda grew up in southern California, where she graduated from San Clemente High School in 2012. Her college career began at Saddleback Community College where she obtained an Associate’s degree in psychology. The following year she transferred to California State University, Fullerton at which she furthered her knowledge in mental health by receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology in 2016. During the last year of her undergraduate degree, she knew she had a calling toward the field of education and the opportunities that a quality education provided in order to change the trajectory of our at-risk youth.
In pondering between pursuing school psychology or teaching, she volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area where she helped tutor students in different subjects. It was through these efforts that she began to witness the impact that one caring individual can have on a child’s success. Over the course of the next two years, she became a recreation leader for the City of San Clemente where she ran afterschool athletic programs for the local elementary and middle schools. Additionally, she began to work as an instructional assistant in Irvine Unified School District helping to monitor and enhance the progress of English Language Learners in a second grade classroom. Altogether, these collective experiences brought Miranda to take steps toward her goal of cultivating our youth into lifelong learners by pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Multiple Subject Credential from the University of California, Irvine.
Miranda Garlick and Mary Roosevelt