Mrs. Little is a Sixth Grade Specialist at Alma’s Frederick Douglass Campus.
What made you decide to join the Crew at Alma?
The values, unity, and progressiveness that Alma radiates.
What do you hope to contribute to Alma?
I hope to contribute a warm and spunky presence with an open heart and mind; a love for learning as much as teaching and a decent free throw. (Please don’t hold me to the free throw).
What teacher made a difference in your life, and how?
My sister was my history teacher…twice! So, don’t let her see this. Mrs. LeBeouf, my third-grade teacher, has always stood out to me. The warm presence in her room, mixed with fun and competitive games and learning, made every day comforting, fun, and exciting.
Why did you become involved in education?
Education seemed to be the natural route my professional life took. I always knew I loved strategizing, especially when it involved making a positive impact on the lives around me. Whether it was in the criminal justice field or social services, I always wanted to help people acquire the skills and tools to enhance their lives. Once I stumbled my way into education, I knew it was where I was meant to be.
Where did you go to college or post-secondary school?
I received my bachelor’s degree from UMass Dartmouth in Criminal Justice. After a few years of discovering how I wanted to combine all my interests, I began my studies at the University of Southern Maine. In December, I will graduate with my master’s in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.
What did you like about your college?
Each college brought unique qualities to the table. At UMass Dartmouth, I was quite a bit younger. Undergrad brought a new sense of independence, maturity, and responsibility. Their forward-thinking and social justice approach shaped many of my views today. The University of Southern Maine has brought professional and personal connections, insight into career strategies, and a sense of direction for all of my intertwined passions.
What is your favorite food?
Oof, tough choice. Pretty much anything from No Problemo’s or buffalo chicken tenders.
What is your favorite book?
I’m too indecisive to pick an all-time favorite. Two of my most favorite recent books I’ve read are The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune.