Education

Are you considering a job or internship in education? Explore these online resources to get started. Feel free to drop by our office to meet with an advisor to help plan.

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Careers in Education

Explore careers in the arts by exploring the links below. This is not an all inclusive list of careers but will help you begin exploring. Found a career you're interested in? Talk to faculty, stop by our office and begin networking to learn more.

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Alumni To Know


One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.

Taylor Gilfillan '13

Taylor Gilfillan is a high school geometry teacher at KIPP Sunnyside High School in Houston, TX. Taylor graduated from Washington and Lee in 2013 with a B.S. in Physics with Honors. During his time at W&L, Taylor developed his passion for servant leadership through his service in many organizations which led to his recognition as the John W. Elrod 2012-2013 General of the Year.

Gilfillan joined the Teach For America Houston Corps in January of his senior year, following his desire to impact the lives of children facing educational inequity and social injustice. He interviewed with and accepted a position with KIPP Houston, a public charter school system founded in 1994 by two TFA corps members, Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin. Pushed by rigorous and enriching professional development through Teach For America and his certification program (Teaching Excellence), Taylor continues to improve as a teacher and leader in the classroom. His role has included building positive culture in the classroom, designing smart and effective classroom systems, community engagement and event planning, creating engaging, differentiated lesson plans, and assistant coaching with the girls' varsity basketball team.

Gilfillan will start his Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in July 2014 through the Relay Graduate School of Education, and plans to spend the next 4 years following his dream of becoming the master teacher his students deserve.


Cassie Hunt '01

Cassie graduated from Washington and Lee in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Her career has been entirely spent in advancement (alumni relations, fundraising, communications).  Cassie worked at W&L for almost nine years (Director of Annual Giving, Director of Advancement Operations) and then joined Bentz Whaley Flessner, a national consulting firm for nonprofit Advancement.  There she worked with clients in higher education, healthcare, arts and cultural organizations to improve their fundraising capacity and efficiency.  Cassie joined the University of Richmond in December 2011 as a consultant and joined full time in July 2012 as Director of Advancement Interactive.


Erin Nelson '94

Erin participated in the JET Program and lived in Japan for two years after graduating. After that she worked in DC for two years for the Japanese government before getting her Master of Arts in Japanese Literature. Erin worked as an analyst/linguist for the CIA for 5 years before leaving her career to get married. Later she began a career in education, and have been working in development (fundraising) for the past 4 years. Currently, Erin is the Director of Development at Thornton Academy, an independent school in southern Maine.


Joe Porter '03

Several years after working as a student caller and manager for W&L's Annual Fund, Joe accepted a position directing the student phonathon at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  From there, he moved into a role working with volunteers and donors for Skidmore's Annual Fund.  In his current position as a Leadership Gift Officer at Skidmore, Joe is responsible for maintaining philanthropic relationships with alumni in various regions throughout the country. Joe graduated from Washington and Lee in 2003 with a degree in History.


Audrey Walker '05

Audrey Walker graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communications. During her time at W&L, Audrey served as the President of the Xi Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega, was a varsity athlete, and an editor for the Trident. After graduation Audrey worked as an associate producer for a television production company in New York City where she realized her passion for working with college students through the company's internship program. She now serves as the Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life at Drexel University.

In her role at Drexel, Audrey is responsible for overseeing the university's chapter houses and acts as the primary liaison between Fraternity & Sorority Life and University Housing. She also serves as the advisor for the Multicultural Greek Council, and co-advises the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Recruitment and Greek Week. Audrey also provides support for various office initiatives including Hazing Prevention Week, Greek FIRE, and Welcome Back Week.

In 2013 she graduated from North Carolina State University with her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration. During her time at NC State Audrey worked in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Audrey is happy to speak with any students who may be interested in higher education, leadership development, career transitions, or television production. 


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