Maggie Pierson ’17 M.A.R.

Maggie poses outside a doorwayThis year I was the Community Life Coordinator on campus. I was in charge of leading the Community Life Committee—planning, budgeting for, and executing events for the YDS student body. 

This position allowed me the privilege of dedicating time to getting to know my classmates and their respective desires and dreams for the YDS community. I loved the opportunity to help ensure students’ lives are fruitful and life-giving, both inside and outside the classroom.

This year I was also a teacher and a chaplain at Choate Rosemary Hall High School. I taught World Religions, Moral Reasoning, and Spiritual Journeys classes to students in grades 9-12. I cherished this year with my students, and I am thankful for the time at Choate, which confirmed my suspicion that I would love classroom teaching.

Beginning next fall I will be teaching U.S. History, World Religions, and Moral Issues at Blake High School, a private, day school in Minneapolis. I will also be a part of the coaching staff for their cross country and track-and-field programs. I am thrilled to be entering into the world of teaching as a vocational endeavor, and for the chance to transform what I have learned at YDS into lesson plans and classes for young people.

Thank you, YDS, for the chance to engage in my own academic inquiry of the field of ethics, and for the experience and tools which now equip me to be able to provide the same experience for others!

May 19, 2017