- Julia Sherry
Early Childhood and Special Education
"Ready to Succeed as a Teacher"
Julia Sherry is prepared for a long and distinguished career in the field of education and she credits her professors at Keystone College for making a huge difference in her college career.
“I think the Education Department here is really great. My professors had high expectations for me and they guided me every step of the way.”
Julia, who plans on pursuing a career in early childhood and special education, culminated her academic experience at Keystone by completing a detailed project for Keystone’s Annual Spring Undergraduate Research and Creativity Celebration.
Associate Education Professor Dr. Jim Gilhooley served as a mentor for Julia’s project, “The Effects of Preschool on Academic and Life Success.” While there are many reasons why families may choose not to enroll children in preschool programs, or may be unable to do so, Julia’s research found that children enrolled in pre-school programs experience definite benefits.
“Many families are faced with the questions regarding if preschool is something their child should experience in order to achieve academic success,” says Julia. “If families choose not to enroll, their children will fall behind peers when they finally enter elementary school.”
Julia plans on using the information from her research project as she pursues her career as an education professional.
“This research project will provide valuable information as I begin my career in early childhood and special education. It’s one more way that a great college education can have a positive and practical effect on my life.”