Sarah Denton

Alumna: Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. ’16

Sarah Denton

Sarah Denton ’12 finished her internship at Rockburn Elementary on a Friday.

The following Monday, she went back to the very same Howard County school for her first day of work as a fourth-grade teacher.

According to the Bel Air native, she was able to land her dream job thanks, in large part, to the personal attention she got from faculty members in Towson University’s early childhood education department.

“They help you have the tools you need to be successful,” says Denton. “The education is amazing, and backing that up is the people and the genuine care they put into helping students be the best they can be and prepared for their careers.”

A non-traditional student, Denton returned to Towson University after taking several years off from her undergraduate studies because of family circumstances. But she was highly motivated to graduate.

I wanted to be a good example to my daughter, Lyric, by finishing my degree. ”

Sarah Denton

“I wanted to be a good example to my daughter, Lyric, by finishing my degree,” says the single mom. 

She was. And is.

The sixth grader not only got to see her mother graduate with a bachelor’s degree, but she’s also witnessed the dedication it takes to earn a master’s degree—Denton recently completed Towson University’s graduate program in early childhood education.

Plus, she’s cheered for her mom as she took on an inclusion classroom and became third grade team leader at Rockburn.

Next up?

Denton hopes to welcome a Towson University early childhood education intern to her classroom.

As for Lyric, she plans to be a teacher when she grows up and is absolutely set on where she wants to get her training—Towson University, of course.