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Walden Magazine // Jan 01, 2013

From the Field: Out on the Lake

One alumna takes learning beyond the classroom.

Darby Steele

Darby Steele.

“My love for fishing developed when I was a child in Kentucky. My aunt and grandfather taught me everything from using tackle correctly to selecting bait. I share my love of the outdoors and fishing with students by sponsoring the Union Grove Fishing Club, which I started in 2000. I instruct students about bait and casting techniques. We have also gone whitewater rafting, had bonfires, held cookouts, driven paddleboats, swam, and ridden horses. We fish or do another outdoor activity once or twice a month. What I learned at Walden encouraged me to take learning beyond the classroom. I love being able to interact with students outdoors and allow them to make connections with each other.”

— Darby Steele ’06, MS in Education graduate, Doctor of Education (EdD) student, and a teacher at Union Grove High School in McDonough, Ga.

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