WWU Alumna, Now a Principal, Reflects on Time as Student

Alyssa Evans

Western Washington University Residency Principal Certification program alumnus Jobie Flint graduated in 2014 from Western’s Bremerton location. Flint chose Western after hearing recommendations from program alumni. She recently shared thoughts on her experience as a Western student.

Q: Has there been a professor who stood out to you? If yes, how has that professor shaped your experience at Western?

A: While all of the professors provided excellent experiences, several stood out to me. Both Don Larsen and Warren Aller not only ran highly effective classes, but provided a wealth and depth of experience that cannot be replicated. In addition, they both genuinely cared about me as a student. In addition, Whitney Meissner led an interactive and active classroom. She also was a professor who established deep relationships with her students and for me in particular, imparted her love for the job.

Q: What type of obstacles did you encounter as a student? Do you have any advice for prospective students?

A: It is the rare individual who does not have the challenge of managing family, work and school responsibilities. Find yourself a system and stick to it!

Q: What have been some of your most rewarding moments while in the program?

A: The most rewarding moments in the program for me came when I received honest and timely feedback on my learning. It was a good reminder to me to provide the same to my staff. In addition, those moments when we as a cohort worked in pairs or groups and completed quality projects leaning on each other.

Q: Do you have any additional comments?

A: If you are looking for a high quality, engaging and interactive program from which to receive your administration credentials then I highly recommend WWU.