April 9, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – University of Georgia equestrian Kelsey Thatcher has been named to the Southeastern Conference Equestrian Community Service Team.
In addition to serving as team horse organizer, Thatcher has volunteered countless hours in both the Athens community and beyond. The Bluffdale, Utah native has participated in the UGA Relay for Life and has contributed 30 community service hours for the equestrian team.
Thatcher has also served as a volunteer tutor at the Boys and Girls Club of Athens, observing and tutoring fifth graders. She also spent time in Tena, Ecuador teaching at the Campo-Cocha School. During her time in Ecuador, she produced lesson plans and co-taught all grades of English classes and aided the teacher in lesson plans and classroom activities that enhanced the English leading experience.
Since September 2011, Thatcher has been a tutor at the Oasis Catholic Tutoring Center where she has spent over 100 hours teaching non-native English speaking second graders. In her time at the Oasis Catholic Tutoring Center, she has created literacy and numeracy activities and employed classroom management techniques using modification through positive reinforcement and enforcing classroom rules.
Thatcher has volunteered her time while maintaining a 3.73 overall GPA as an Early Childhood Education major. She has been a member of the Dean’s List, is a two-time member SEC Academic Honor Roll and was recently named to the NCEA Academic Honor Roll.