Kelsey Lafferty

Bachelor of Arts with Elementary Teacher Certification

Kelsey  Lafferty, School of Education

Field of Study: Undergraduate with Teacher Certification - Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics

Year in Program: Second Year (Senior)

Geographic Region: Frankenmuth, Michigan 

Undergraduate: Frankenmuth High School 

Prior to UM: I was involved in many things before coming to UM such as dance instructor, SADD President, National Honor Society Treasurer, Recycling Club, Spirit Club, Bible Study Leader and volunteering in the Elementary Schools. While at UM I have been involved in many things such as I am a Tour Guide for perspective students, K-Grams, Student Ambassadors, Dance Marathon, Greek Week Steering, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society as well as a summer school tutor.
The best part of SOE so far: There are so many amazing parts of the School of Education so far. My favorite thing socially is meeting my best friends in my classes. With having 23 students, the same students each class we became a very, very close knit group. Within that group I have met my best friends! My favorite part academically is the placement in the field. I love the field work that the school of ed allows us to do. They start immersing us into the field as a junior, which is a great experience to be able to do this your junior year. This gets our feet and able to start getting used to the experience being in the schools, and will get us better prepared for student teaching. 

After graduation: After I graduate, I plan on applying for jobs and getting a teaching job in the Elementary Schools. I plan on applying to schools in Michigan and schools out of the state of Michigan as well. I hope to get a job right after graduation and starting up in August! 

Teach me something! As I said above, I am a Tour Guide for the University of Michigan for perspective students! I absolutely love talking to everyone and anyone I can talk to. Whether it is convincing people to come to the University or the School of Ed, either way, I love having fun and getting to know new people on campus! 


Lafferty’s program of study:
Elementary Teacher Education