#WhyIChoseEducation: Andrew Wall

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: Andrew Wall 
Graduation Year: 2009
Department/Program: Teaching Fellows
Career Role & Responsibilities: I am a middle school health and PE teacher at Mills Park Middle School; part of the Wake County Public Schools System. I also coach soccer.

Why did you enter the field of education?
I chose to become a teacher and a coach because I had so many amazing teachers and coaches growing up. They had an amazing impact on my life and I wanted to have a positive impact on lives as well. Plus, I always thought teaching would be rewarding and a lot of fun, and that has definitely been the case for me.

Why did you choose to earn your degree from the NC State College of Education?
My older sister attended the NC State College of Education and she loved it. She graduated in May of 2005, and I started in August of 2005. I saw how much she loved it at NC State throughout my high school career and I knew I wanted to follow in her footsteps and attend the NC State College of Education as well.