Jared Khan-Bagley.
Jared Khan-Bagley.

Syracuse Scholar Pursues Career in Special Education

Spring 2020 | Miami

Jared Khan-Bagley is a sophomore special education major at Syracuse University’s School of Education, in the inclusive elementary special education program. With a longstanding passion for education and learning, Jared says he has known he would pursue a future in the field since he was accepted as a Posse Scholar.

Jared was recently featured by the School of Education for his work with InclusiveU, an on-campus school for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Posse has allowed me to thrive academically and socially in many disciplines.”

His other wide-ranging roles include being a mentor and peer trainer for students with disabilities, a student-teacher in the Syracuse City School District, and an Inclusion Higher Education seminar facilitator. Jared is also a resident advisor.

“All my work is personal to me,” he says. “I love the interaction with unique individuals, people who have aspirations and potentials that are completely different than mine. In these roles, I learn something new every day about myself.”

After graduation, Jared plans to get a master’s degree in inclusive special education for grades 7-12, and eventually earn a doctorate in education leadership. He hopes to become a principal and would like to someday teach in a correctional facility GED program.

“There are so many opportunities that I have in the School of Education at Syracuse. I try not to overlook them,” Jared says of his current studies. “Posse has allowed me to thrive academically and socially in many disciplines. With Posse, I am reminded of the importance of both leadership and academics.”