My name is Jennifer Brooke
Fagler. I am 23 years old and a first year graduate student working
on my Masters in Mathematics Education. My undergraduate degree
was a B.B.A. in Accounting. I lived at home in Swainsboro, Georgia
and went to East Georgia College my first two years of college.
Then I transferred to UGA as a junior and completed my undergraduate
business degree while here in Athens.
I am an only child raised by
two wonderful parents, Randy and Miriam Fagler, and a large loving
family. My Daddy is a UPS driver who will be retiring at the end
of September of this year, 2003. My Mama is a Kindergarten teacher
at Swainsboro Primary School and the 2003-2004 school term will
be her last year. They are really looking forward to their retirement
because they hope to do a lot of traveling and ,hopefully, come
and see me! My parents have worked hard all of their life for
everything that they have. They grew up poor with my Daddy's father
being a small town farmer and his mother a housewife. My mother's
father was a prison guard and her mother worked in several factories.
I am very proud of how they achieved a greater standard of living
than their parents. They deserve a very peaceful, relaxing retirement
because they have earned it.
My family is really close and
really large! I have 7 aunts, 2 uncles and 21 first cousins. We
have lots of cookouts and get togethers. Most all of my family
is located either near Swainsboro or Jesup, Georgia.
High School Background
I lived all of my life in Swainsboro,
Georgia, which is in southeast Georgia located approximately halfway
between Macon and Savannah. I went to high school at Swainsboro
High School known for their "Black and Gold Tigers".
During high school, I was actively involved in varsity sports
like softball and tennis, and I served as Class President my junior
and senior year. The highest honor that I attained was being the
Class of 1998's salutatorian. This honor has helped me out a great
deal financially during college because of the Governor's Scholarship.
Life in Swainsboro
Swainsboro is a small town
where most people think there is absolutely nothing to do! However,
I think that there is nothing like growing up in a small town.
Granted, we don't have a mall, a large movie theatre, or any large-scale
nice chain restuarants. However, there are lots of fun things
to do such as riding four-wheelers, spending quality time with
the family, grilling out, fishing, etc. Some may think that such
a small town life is boring and antiquated, but I personally enjoyed
growing up with simple values and a slower-paced lifestyle where
I would feel safe at night leaving the front door unlocked! When
I did get the chance to go to the movies, the mall, or something
else that I didn't have at my immediate disposal, I was very excited
and much more appreciative than I would have been if I had lived
in a big city. Come and visit. It reallly isn't that bad!
My future plans involve becoming
a high school math teacher in a moderate size town, probably not
Altanta! I want to get married one day and have a couple of kids.
My main goal in life is to live a rewarding, happy, and peaceful
life. God and my family will always come first. I think that I
one of the reasnos why I chose teaching so that I would be able
to have more time with my family. I do want to be a wonderful,
dedicated teacher as well where I make a positive difference in
my student's lives. Hopefully, I will be able to coach softball
or tennis, or both! I am just ready to finish school and start
my career! After 6 years of college, I need a break!