JV Volleyball Coach
Benton Central High School
Monica was named "Teacher of the Year" at Benton Central Jr.—Sr. High School in Oxford, IN, where she is a chemistry teacher and the JV Volleyball Coach. Monica found a teaching position within a week of graduation. She believes that the experience she received as a Chemistry laboratory assistant and in the Education Division helped to prepare her for the classroom.
Double minor: Secondary Education and Mathematics
I wasn't accepted into the first program I tried getting into at a different school, and when they said that they would accept me for something that I didn't want to major in, I decided to look elsewhere.
After visiting SJC and another school, I made my decision to come to SJC. I was interested in chemistry in high school and felt at home in the Puma community and the Chemistry Department.
When I was a senior in high school, I had made up my mind that I would not go to school where my brother Tom went. But as it turned out, SJC was a great fit for me, too.
I loved the class sizes at SJC and how my professors made the effort to get to know me. Even though some of my classes were hard work, I am glad that my professors challenged me to do my best and improve as a student and future professional.
I was involved in Campus Ministry all four years, and I really appreciated being able to go to Mass on Sundays in the Chapel. My faith is important to me, and the community at SJC gave me the opportunity to practice it.
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