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#WhyIChoseEducation: Melissa Coto

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: Melissa Coto
Graduation Year:
Program: Middle Grade Language Arts and Social Studies (TELS)
Career Role & Responsibilities: EC Classroom Instructor, Githens Middle School (Durham, N.C.)

Why did you enter the field of education?
I entered the field of education because I felt like it was where I could truly make an impact on society. Everyone needs that one teacher that got them through, and who they can count on.

Why did you choose to earn your degree from the NC State College of Education?
I loved NC State and instantly connected with the College of Education during Open House, they were very supportive and really wanted me to succeed.