Lloyd Lindsay is an education student with an eye on the future of educating next
generations of young men and women. A transfer student, Mr. Lindsay’s journey has
taken him from his native Kingston, Jamaica to his adopted hometown of Durham, North
Carolina, to Elizabeth City State University.
A senior, Mr. Lindsay is an elementary education major with a concentration in mathematics. He says he chose to attend ECSU to complete his bachelor’s degree because of the “personalized instruction, small class sizes,” a dedicated staff, and affordable tuition.
“As a young man, I am motivated by my love of teaching, learning, and succeeding as I strive to become an outstanding nation-builder in the country’s education system,” said Mr. Lindsay.
While his goal is to one day become a school principal in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, Mr. Lindsay, when he is not working on his degree, operates the “Fail to Prevail Tutoring Service Company.” He says his tutoring service “provides a range of educational services to students across the nation in grades P-12.”
“Additionally, I am writing and drafting a text entitled, ‘Concepts in Mathematics Made Simple,’ an approved text for high school students,” said Mr. Lindsay.
The education major has a laser focus on his future goals, achieving them even as he continues work on his own degree. He says although this is his first semester at ECSU, his experience here is giving him the foundation he needs to achieve his goals.
“I view my school as an institution that offers broad and balanced academic programs that are mutually reinforcing and emphasize high quality and creative instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels,” he said. “It generates new knowledge through a broad array of scholarly research and creative endeavors which provide a foundation for dealing with society’s immediate and long-range needs.”
Mr. Lindsay says since on campus, he has had the opportunity to meet a variety of people from different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities, working “together to make the world a place to live, work and do business.” He is currently a Civil Engagement student ambassador and a member of the Student Conduct Board.
“An opportunity I took because of my career path and passion: education and leadership,” he said.
After graduating from ECSU in May 2022, Mr. Lindsay plans to teach middle school mathematics for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School system. From there, he will work on his Master of Elementary Education with an emphasis on Teacher Leadership.
“I will focus on curriculum reintegration, student engagement, and cultural responsiveness as an aspect of every school district’s curriculum,” he said.