Jillian Baker: Outstanding MAT Student

Jillian Baker Outstanding MAT StudentThe Outstanding MAT Student Award is given to a graduating student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program who demonstrates excellence academically and professionally. The MAT faculty and staff selected Jillian Baker for the award this year.

Jillian graduated from Brandeis University in 2018 with a B.A. in biology and in women’s and gender studies. For the next two years, she worked in K-8 schools as a substitute teacher and then as an educational technician. She found building relationships with students and helping them learn to be very rewarding, and decided to pursue a career in education. She enrolled in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s MAT program, and will graduate this summer with a concentration in physical and life sciences.