Sharon (Frank) Northington
10th grade english teacher, mccracken county schools
What do you do in your current job and what do you enjoy about it?
I teach 10th graders and I love it because I can show them things they never knew before about English, technology, or just life in general. I love it when a student that didn't think they could do something finds out they CAN!
How did your Judson experience influence you professionally? What were your favorite parts of being a Judson student?
I actually didn't know I would want to teach until my senior year at Judson through my internship in the learning and writing center. Professor Mouw gave me the chance to do whatever I wanted with it, and I found I loved helping my peers with their writing. I made a lot of changes at Judson; I started out in architecture, which has actually helped me now that I am the yearbook advisor at my school--there's a lot of design involved. From there I finished with an English degree, which was so much fun. My favorite classes were storytelling and screenwriting, both with Professor Darren Wilson. I will never forget those classes.
What are the strengths of your major/program at Judson?
The strengths for me were that I was still able to graduate in 4 years. That was important since I started out in a different major.
What advice can you give to current and prospective students about their time at Judson?
Don't regret a second! Take the classes that appeal to you, major in what you want to major in, but have a back-up plan. What will you do if you can't make it as an artist or writer or youth minister? That's what is great about Judson in my opinion, because no matter what major or program you decide on, it's only a small part of the whole experience. The people, spiritual growth, maturity, etc., are all part of what makes Judson great and unforgettable!