Professor Sally Simpson
Professor Sally Simpson believes in the individuality of each student, and brings it to life in the classroom.
“I do not believe in a cookie-cutter model to use with every student in the classroom,” says professor Simpson, an associate professor in the Franks School of Education. “In my teaching, meeting the needs of each individual student is part of my vision.”
At Trine, she loves the small class sizes and the intimate learning environment it provides. “We know our students, and work very closely with each one to be the best they can be. The relationship is extremely close. We are there for our students. I also believe that our students respect the guidance we provide for them,” she says.
She teaches well because she received good teaching. “I have had excellent teachers throughout my life. My high school American history teacher, who was also the boys’ basketball coach, had tremendous personal communication skills, and helped to make me understand the value of high achievement and personal excellence,” she says.
Keep learning and growing, she advises students. “Take advantage of every opportunity to broaden your content knowledge and develop lifelong friendships with other students at Trine. Also, keep up with your work, and remember that your preparation for a teaching career never ends. I always keep foremost in my mind that good teachers have a passion for teaching.”