Becky Copeland

Becky Copeland

Becky Copeland

A+ Scholarship Recipient  |  Alumni  |  Returning Learners  |  Student

After becoming a mother, Becky Copeland decided to give college a second chance.

“I originally came to SCC after graduating from high school,” Becky said. “I only started going because I completed the A+ program and my parents were pressuring me to attend school.”

She dropped out after two semesters, but when her daughter was born things changed. “I decided to go back and make something out of myself for her,” she said. 

Becky wanted to work with children who need some extra help, but a degree would need to come first. “I have worked with students with special needs throughout high school and even coached Special Olympics for four years,” she said.  

As a single mother working full-time in a group home with adults with developmental disabilities, Becky took one or two classes per semester. It took her eight years to earn her associates degree, but she says it was worth it to be able to start her career. 

“From here, I hope to get into a school district and work one-on-one with students with special needs,” Becky said. “I recommend the paraprofessional program to anyone who is wanting to work with students of all abilities. It is a great hands-on program, and you are able to get a ton of experience.”

Last updated: Aug. 27, 2015

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