Bronco Spotlight: Brett Hershey

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Bachelor of Arts in English, 2010; Master of Arts in educational leadership, 2018

Current Job Title:

Educator - High School English Teacher 

Current Employer:

Grand Haven Area Public Schools 

Describe your current job:

I am a teacher and coach at Grand Haven High School. I teach English 11, Public Speaking, and Yearbook. I have the opportunity to build into the lives of young people via social and academic challenges. I coach football and help mold boys into contributing men in society. 

What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?

The 'ah-ha' moment that students have when a concept is understood and mastered. I like teaching but I love my students. Being able to be a mentor to students in need is a high unlike any other. Truly giving back to society is serving our youth and the future of our communities. 

If you had a campus job or internship, how did they impact your career development? 

In addition to teaching internships at WMU, I served as a student assistant coach with the Broncos football team. Through these experiences I was able to gain critical experiences in a high-pressure, high-demand situations. Teaching requires the ability to handle pressure and be in-demand for others. There is never a dull moment. 

What advice do you have for students looking for their career after college? 

Always be persistent and advocate for yourself. There is no hand-holding in the 'real world.' Always press forward and stand up for yourself. And never stop smiling. 

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