Melissa Bohrer '20
Melissa Bohrer ’20 was looking for a program that would allow her to complete her degree while balancing life as a full-time kindergarten teacher, mother, and wife. She found the online library media program at Fisher met all her needs as an adult learner.
“I was very nervous as an older student coming back to school for another degree, but the professors, faculty, and staff have worked really hard to get to know me and meet me where I am as a learner and an educator,” she shared.
Bohrer emphasized the online format was a critical component to her success as a student and shares that the bulk of her graduate work takes place at the end of her already full workday after her family has eaten dinner.
The program has already helped her grow as a professional and advance her career. While in the program, Bohrer was able to apply for and obtain a position as a librarian in her school district. She said the experience allowed her to apply her coursework directly to her daily work as a teacher and librarian.
“I can't say enough about how relevant the learning was to actual teaching practices and current trends in education.”
She looks forward to continued growth as a library media professional after completing her degree.
Bohrer advises incoming graduate students to “jump in with both feet and make connections with other students and professors. These connections will allow you to not only be more invested in the program but will also create great professional bridges.”