Alumni Profile


Maggie Mosher

Class of 2005

Major: Education

Since she graduated from Franciscan University, Maggie Mosher has become an award-winning special education teacher at St. Agnes Catholic School in Roeland Park, Kansas. Her extensive work with students with disabilities has earned her second place at the International Science and Engineering Fair and a seat on the new technology panel for the American Academy of Achievement. She has given seminars for the Austria Dyslexia Association in Vienna.

Yet the most rewarding part of her job, Maggie says, is “the communication of love” with her students and making a difference in their lives—a lesson she learned firsthand from Professor Jane Stoner, who inspired her to switch from pre-med to education. Maggie believes her professors and experiences at Franciscan University paved her way to success and helped her earn the Kansas Horizon Award during her first year of teaching.

“We have professors with such various backgrounds and different techniques,” she says. “I don’t think there was a single class where we were not required to be in a classroom with kids.”As student vice president of Franciscan’s Missions of Peace, Maggie also learned about many different cultures, which prepared her to relate better with students in her multi-cultural classroom. Through Works of Mercy outreach, Maggie developed two Special Ed programs for the inner-city schools of Steubenville.

Remembering the days when she was torn between Yale, Christendom, and Franciscan University, Maggie now proudly testifies on behalf of her alma mater, “The experiences Franciscan opens up for you will be different than any other university.”

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