Haley Grubb has been tagged as a ‘Future German Teacher,’ and we are thrilled at hearing the news! On National Teach German Day (October 4th), her high school German teacher, Mrs. Kelly Jessup, tagged Haley and provided a statement on the AATG (American Association of German Teachers) website: "Haley's passion for the German language and culture is contagious, and I know she will spread that energy to her German students in the future."
Haley decided to learn German in 8th grade after taking introductory classes in Spanish, French, and German for 6 weeks. She liked German the best because her teacher was joyful and she had lots of fun learning about German language and culture. In an interview on Friday, October 20, Haley said: "When I took the introductory class in German, something clicked. Everybody takes Spanish; German is unique."
At Olentangy Orange High School, she took an additional four years of German. In the last year, she was enrolled in an AP class and supported her German teacher as a peer collaborator/ teacher's assistant in German 3 class with 25 students. Moreover, she was President of the German Club and the National Honor Society for High School Students of German Delta Epsilon Phi. She organized exciting activities, such as Oktoberfest and a Euro Cup tournament.
Here at Ohio State, Haley majors in German and History. She is currently taking German 2101 after placing out of the first three semesters of German language (1101-1103). Her goal is to become a certified German teacher and then spend a year in Germany with the Fulbright Program.
We wish her only the best in future, and we are certain she will take advantage of educational opportunities in her undergraduate career to develop into an excellent educator!