Northern Arizona University graduate Anna Barrett is the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award and will head to Asia for a year to further her education and immerse herself in South Korean culture.
Barrett majored in elementary education with additional majors in history and sociology. She also graduated with a Gold Axe Award, which recognizes students for their dedication and commitment to academics as well as service to the NAU campus and surrounding Flagstaff community.
“My favorite thing about teaching is connecting with each student and seeing their ‘aha’ moment after they learn something new and master it,” Barrett said.
Come January, she will use the teaching skills she has learned at NAU and fly to South Korea to be an English teacher for elementary school-aged students.
“I decided to apply as a teaching assistant in South Korea because my brother was adopted from there,” Barrett said. “I love the country, and because of my brother, this culture has taught and shaped me so much as a person. I want to give back to a country that gave so much to me.”
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