#WhyIChoseEducation: LaTeisha Jeannis

As part of Celebrating 90 Years of NC State Education, we asked you to share your stories of why you chose education and why you love the NC State College of Education. Below is one of the many stories we received demonstrating how we’re leading the way in education in North Carolina and beyond.

Name: LaTeisha Jeannis
Graduation Year:
 2007
Program: Business Education
Career Role & Responsibilities: Assistant Principal at Garner Magnet High School (Garner, N.C.)

Why did you enter the field of education?
As a high school student who was at-risk, my teachers became my parents. They made a huge difference in my beliefs regarding the importance of education and continued to pour into me as I went through school. They kept up with me in regards to my success and personal matters and showed me that they truly cared. That definitely made a difference in my life and I wanted to do the same for someone else.

Why did you choose to earn your degree from the NC State College of Education?
The staff members that I met [at NC State College of Education] were always positive and enthusiastic. There was also a sense of community and family.The program was rated as one of the best. I also choose to continue my education at NC State College of Education because of the relationships that I have formed and the level of rigor throughout the programs that I have been a part of.