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George Foti

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Hometown and State: Oneonta, New York

Major: Early Childhood Education

Minor: Business

Why did you choose your major at Lasell? What would you like to do after graduating?
I chose to be an education major here at Lasell because I plan on becoming a teacher and coach after I graduate.  I love working with kids and I love sports, so being able to teach kids and coach sports seems like the perfect life for me.  

What was it that brought you to Lasell, particularly in regard to your major?
Lasell has a great education program with great professors.  You get the opportunity to work in a real classroom once a week starting in your freshman year, so that gives us great experience from the start.  At most schools, you won't get experience like that until your senior year.   

What activities are you involved in or have been involved in (clubs, activities, athletics, etc.)?
Since my freshman year, I have been a member of the men's basketball team.  I am currently sitting out due to injury, but am working to get back to playing as soon as I can.  

Any internship you may have done, or are looking to do?
Next year as a senior, I will be student teaching.  For one semester I will be at a school every day from 8:00 AM to about 3:00 PM helping out and teaching in a classroom as a student teacher.  

Favorite class you have taken at Lasell and why?
My favorite class that I have taken so far is ED 206: Early Literacy Teaching and Learning.  This class was a lot of fun and has taught me a ton about education. Also, Professor Maynard is the greatest professor of all time!  

What do you like to do off campus or in Boston?
My favorite thing to do off campus is go to the Burlington Mall with my roommates and sit in the massage chairs at the Brookstone store.  My favorite thing to do in Boston is go to Celtics games.  I try to get to as many games as I can throughout their season.  

Do you have an interesting story or great memory from Lasell that you would be willing to share?
My greatest memory at Lasell is making it to the GNAC championship last year with my basketball team.  We had such an amazing year and we all worked so hard, so it was a great experience to be a part of that environment of the championship.