Christendom College

Alumni in Education to Teach Students at Life on Tap

September 16, 2015

Greg Monroe, director of career and leadership development office, hosts all the Life on Tap events.

The career and leadership development office will host the next “Life on Tap” of the fall semester on Tuesday, September 22, with talks from three Christendom alumni who have successfully established themselves in the world of education and teaching—Emma Boyle (’09), Kelly Lawyer (’13), and Christine Nussio (’12) . The event will be held in St. Kilian’s Café from 7:30-9:30 p.m., with refreshments provided.
“Life on Tap” gives students the unique opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from these alumni mentors, especially on topics pertaining to prospective careers in the fields of education and teaching.

Alumna Emma Boyle earned her B.A. in History while at Christendom College, and entered the world of teaching shortly thereafter. The same year she graduated college she started teaching at Queen of the Apostles School in Alexandria, VA. After teaching there for a year, she moved to Dumfries, VA to start teaching at Saint John Paul the Great High School, the newest Catholic high school in the Diocese of Arlington and the only one to offer a four year bioethics program. Since moving there she has moved up from teacher to History department chair, while continuing to teach both History and English classes.
Kelly Lawyer graduated from Christendom magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Classics and Early Christian Studies. She then earned her M.A. in Classics and a certification in spoken Latin from the Latin Institute in Kentucky. Following graduation she stayed in Kentucky to serve as a teaching assistant for Latin 101 and 201 at the University of Kentucky. She currently teaches at Oak Hill Christian School in Herndon, VA as a Latin teacher.
Upper school history teacher Christine Nussio graduated from Christendom College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Theology, sustaining a 3.9 GPA. While still attending Christendom she served as a Curriculum Development Assistant, music instructor, private tutor, and an Apprentice Teacher through Christendom’s Teaching Practicum. Once graduated she started teaching History at Oakcrest School, a Catholic girls preparatory high school in McLean, VA, where she is still currently teaching. Her classes include many upper level History courses, and she is also a Faculty Advisor for many of the school clubs, programs, and sports teams.
All students and alumni are encouraged to attend. For a full schedule of this fall’s Life on Tap events, please visit christendom.edu.

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