FCC helps students move forward to academic and professional success. We’re proud of the amazing accomplishments of these FCC alumni and many more.
I wish I could have completed all four years required to earn my teaching certificate at FCC. I enjoyed every moment of my experience.
Fall 2013 – Spring 2015
Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education
Allison Beasley decided to attend FCC after completing one year at a local four-year college. The college wasn't the best fit for her, so she decided to move home and work towards her degree locally. After completing her A.A.T. degree at FCC, Allison went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently a first grade teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools.
I arrived at the teaching career I wanted thanks to my start at FCC.
Fall 2016 – Summer 2019
José Escobar decided to attend FCC because it offered an affordable education that was close to home. He graduated from FCC in 2019 with an Associate of Arts in Teaching Education: Spanish and then transferred to Hood College. Between 2019-2020, the year he transferred from FCC and began at Hood College, José was able to earn 60 credits between the two schools. He graduated from Hood College in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish studies and a certification to teach Spanish PreK-12 and is currently employed as a Spanish teacher with Frederick County Public Schools.
I had many great teachers at FCC, and I strive to make an impact on my students like they did for me.
2010 - 2013
General Studies, Concentration in English Education
Isabel Miller graduated from FCC in spring 2013 with an associate degree in general studies. After FCC, she transferred to Shepherd University briefly before moving to Augusta, Georgia. Isabel graduated from Augusta University with a bachelor’s degree in world languages, and she currently teaches high school Spanish in Jefferson County, Georgia.
The education I received from FCC gave me the skills I need for developing the online classes I now teach.
2009 - 2017
When Genoveva Reyes started taking classes at FCC in 2009, her goal was to learn English. After she passed English 101, she was motivated to continue taking more classes and decided that she wanted to earn an associate degree. Her career goal was to teach Spanish, and Genoveva ultimately graduated from FCC with an associate degree in general studies. She currently teaches Spanish and Latin culture to the Special Forces of the US military and develops lesson plans and classes for Chi-Chack, a woman-owned small business that provides specialized support to government and Department of Defense clients.
When you're paying for college out of your own pocket, you learn to appreciate your education.
Fall 2012 – Spring 2016
Tim Snyder graduated from Governor Thomas Johnson High School in 2007. After attending a four-year university for three years, he decided to move home to give himself a reset. Tim knew that an associate degree was an attainable goal, so he came to FCC where he studied elementary education. After graduating from FCC he transferred to Frostburg State University at Hagerstown and earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/elementary education. Tim currently works as a middle school math teacher in Hagerstown.
FCC changed the course of my life. Everyone deserves the amazing opportunities I was provided as a result of going to FCC.
1999 - 2005
Leaora Wagner studied education at FCC from 1999 – 2005 and was the first person in her family to attend college. She came to FCC because it was local and she could attend part-time, one class at a time. Leaora graduated from FCC with an associate degree in general studies and decided to continue her education, earning a master’s degree in human services, applied behavior analysis from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University. She is currently employed as a clinical support manager where she works with individuals with autism.
I remember much of the wisdom that was passed on to me by my education professors and use some of it in my own classroom today.
2011 – 2016
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Emily Zamora began as a nursing student at FCC. She soon realized that she wasn’t passionate about nursing and, wanting to make sure she ended up in a career that she loved, decided to try teaching. “I took one education class that involved classroom visits and was sold,” said Emily. “That class solidified that I was meant to teach.” Emily graduated from FCC and transferred to Frostburg State University at Hagerstown. There, she completed a two-year program and earned her bachelor’s in early childhood and elementary education. She currently teaches kindergarten in Frederick County Public Schools and plans to pursue a master’s degree in educational leadership.
I love working with kids. I know I am making a difference in many of their lives.
Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education
Kimberly Zirkle graduated from FCC in 2018 with an Associate of Arts in Teaching. After graduating she transferred to Mount St. Mary's University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Teaching and Special Education. Kimberly currently works as a third grade teacher with Frederick County Public Schools and will soon be moving to teach fifth grade.