Major: MAT Masters of Art in Teaching
Hometown: Casper, Wyoming
Sean Swiger is a jack of all trades – welder, athletic trainer, security guard, teacher, and coach. He’s originally from Wyoming but he has lived in Utah for the past 7 years while attending college. Sean is getting his masters in the education department (MAT Masters of Art in Teaching). He is dual certified in special K-12 mild/moderate and secondary health/physical education. He also graduated from the University of Utah as an athletic training major and history minor.
Sean is married to a wonderful woman, Rosalee, and said he couldn’t have made it through college without her. They have three amazing children together, Aimee, Allee, and Warren. “They are my life and I work and go to school to be able to provide a better life for my family,” he said.
This May, Sean is going to be going on a trip to Guatemala for the MAT program here at Westminster. He was a student teacher at Bryant Middle School for special education during the spring. He worked in a CBTU (Child Behavior Therapy Unit) classroom for mild/moderate special education. “I loved the experience, the boys were amazing and I didn't want to leave. I spent a total of 10 weeks there. I am also student teaching at West High School for my general education certification. I am teaching anatomy/physiology, emergency medicine, and physical education. It is a lot of fun,” he said.
A member of the NATA the national athletic trainers association and a certified athletic trainer, Sean is also a certified welder and worked a 40 hours a week job through his entire graduate school experience as a security guard and the University of Utah.
His time at Westminster has been amazing. He loved how small the class size here is compared to other universities he has attended. Sean said, “The staff in the school of education is awesome. Tim Carr is someone that I will stay in contact with well after my time here at Westminster. I call him the Godfather of the MAT program!”
Sean has accepted a teaching position in Roosevelt, Utah at Union High School as a Special Education teacher, wrestling coach, and football coach starting this fall. “Westminster has been a tremendous asset to my success in preparing me to be a successful educator for my future students. I will forever be grateful to call myself an alum of Westminster College,” he said.
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