Armstrong connects with students
A sense of humor is a valuable trait to possess when dealing with high school students. Adams State College student Ryan Armstrong, a student teacher at Alamosa High School, is able to relate to students and lower their defenses with humor.
"He's friendly and easy to talk to," Alamosa High School junior Kirsten Garcia said.
Armstrong plans to graduate in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in secondary teaching licensure. After he graduates, Armstrong said he would like to teach high school students in Colorado Springs.
"I have always enjoyed English, particularly creative writing and I've thought about becoming a teacher since my freshman year in high school."
Mr. Dale Barron, an English teacher at Alamosa high school, mentors Armstrong.
"My mentor teacher has really helped me become acclimated with the classroom environment and I feel I'm connecting positively with the students, so I'm having a wonderful time."
"He's really doing well," Barron said. "He has a lot of patience with the kids and he has good discipline."
During his time at Adams State, Armstrong served as an AS&F Senator of Education, was a member of Orientation Crew, held a work study position at the Adams State Library, acted as captain for several intramural sports teams, and also plays intramural sports.
Armstrong came to Adams State because he received the Presidents Scholarship, which he has maintained throughout his college career.