Hayley is a two-sport athlete in volleyball and basketball. Her athletic success carries over to her performance in the GMC classroom.
Between academics and sports, Hayley Loisel ’16 knows how it feels to juggle a busy schedule and athletics. A true student-athlete, Hayley excels on and off the field. She has been playing sports her whole life. Starting at a young age, Hayley has found success as both a high achieving student and an athlete. She settled on GMC where she knew she would be able to enjoy the challenge and excitement of athletics as well as a rigorous academic major.
Hayley discovered GMC by running a college match search online, and GMC ended up as her top match. After visiting one fall, she decided that she loved the school and that it was perfect for what she was looking for.
Hayley is a two-sport athlete for volleyball and basketball. In the fall of 2015 she set her personal best in a volleyball match with 14 kills against Castleton State. That kind of success carries over to her performance as a student in the GMC classroom.
“Hayley is an extremely hard working individual who sets goals and manages her time wisely. She thinks deeply about the work that she is doing, and she serves as a role model for the younger students in her major of Elementary Education,” said prof. of education Rommy Fuller.
Haley selected elementary education as a major because she has been around children for the majority of her life and teaching has always come naturally to her. Hayley is the oldest of three children, and she has taught religion classes to younger students at a church back home. She also provides childcare for four little girls. Hayley is working in an intensive field placement at Castleton Elementary School where she is preparing to begin her student teaching experience this spring. In her placement, Hayley is learning how to effectively manage a classroom of first-grade students, and she is employing the many instructional strategies that she has learned throughout her coursework at GMC.
“Hayley will go into her final semester this spring with a thorough familiarity of her student teaching classroom and the students in the class. She will also go in with a strong working relationship with her cooperating teacher who raves about Hayley’s potential as an educator. Not a bad way to finish out your college career!” Rommy commented.
Upon successful completion of student teaching in May, Hayley will graduate a certified educator through the State of Vermont Department of Education. With that licensure under her belt, Hayley intends to head back home to Tolland, Conn. where she will begin the process of gaining a full-time position as an elementary educator.
By: Megan Healey ’16