Emily Scott is thrilled to begin her first year teaching Social Studies to the Dawn Treaders and Springboarders at Dayspring! Emily spent three years as a Secondary Education – Social Studies major at the University of Missouri – St. Louis before graduating in 2015 with her Bachelor’s Degree in History and a certificate from the Pierre Laclede Honors College. During that time, she completed many hours of observation at local middle and high schools, worked with the SUCCEED program for college students with special needs, worked on an honors capstone project examining mid-20th century American literature, and completed a Bachelor’s thesis on the work of women’s suffrage groups in St. Louis, which she presented at the 60th Annual Missouri Conference on History. After completing her degree, Emily began working towards her Master’s degree in World History, while also working as a graduate teaching assistant. She assisted in and taught several undergraduate history courses covering the history of scientific discovery, postbellum American history, and world history, all while completing several courses and an independent study in Latin, and later working as a tutor for the Foreign Language department. Emily graduated with her Master’s degree in May of 2018 after defending her thesis, which covered the effects of popular literature on political attitudes in late-19th and early-20th century Germany.
In addition to her work in academia, Emily has spent the last 8 years as a dance instructor at Center Stage Dance Studio in Florissant, where she teaches ballet and lyrical to students ages 8-18. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband John-Mark, her son Declan, and her dog Hazel. Emily is looking forward to working for the Academy at Dayspring and believes in the Academy’s progressive approach to education. She can’t wait to share her love of history with her students!