Skip To Main Content

Education Alumni Success


Our graduates devote their lives to helping children and young adults learn, grow and prosper. They excel as teachers because they possess a solid base of knowledge, extensive preparation, and a desire to innovate and collaborate.

Through 2026, the employment outlook for teachers is good to excellent, with elementary, middle school and high school teaching jobs expected to grow by 7 to 8 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. If you are willing to teach in a rural or urban setting, you will expand the number of teaching opportunities available to you. In addition, there’s a greater need for qualified teachers in certain subject fields, including math and engineering. 

In the past six years, an average of 93 percent of our students have landed a teaching position within 6 months of graduating. Check out the stories of Katelyn AmendolaraColleen BakerAdam Vermillion, Casanova Green and Julie (Herendeen) Travis who are making a mark in the field of education and check out where a few of our recent graduates have ended up.

Haley Keith, 2018 5th grade teacher Whitehall City Schools, Columbus, Oh.
Summer Miller, 2017 2nd grade teacher Bearlake Elementary, Orlando, Fla.
Brianna Arent, 2017 2nd grade teacher Taft Elementary, Marion, Oh.
Kristin Sessler, 2017 1st grade teacher Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Clarksville, Tenn.
Alyssa Goldsmith, 2017 3rd grade teacher Kenton Elementary School, Kenton, Oh.
Anna Ricker, 2017 6th grade math teacher Drew Middle School, Fredericksburg, Va.
Tessa Cross, 2017 Kindergarten teacher Gardener Elementary, Detroit, Mich.
Chanelle Centers, 2016 Preschool Teacher The Campus at Kids First, Cincinnati, Oh.
Amanda Chrisman, 2016 1st Grade Teacher Stryker Local Schools, Stryker, Oh.
Brianna Rambadt, 2016 Kindergarten teacher Thacker Avenue Elementary, Kissimmee, Fla.
Education Department

Dr. Diana Garlough

419-772-2127
d-garlough@onu.edu
Dukes 306
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday:
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday:
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday:
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday:
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday:
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed