- Hometown: Waterford, Wisconsin
- Major: Elementary Education – Early Childhood through Middle Childhood
- Minor: Spanish (non licensable)
- Student Teaching Placement: Oaklawn Elementary, 4th grade
- Length:18 weeks
Why I decided to become a teacher:
I’ve always loved working with children and learning as a whole. However, I didn’t decide to become a teacher until about half way through my freshman year of college. At the time, I was planning on pursuing a degree in political science – until I had the realization that I just would not be happy at a desk job. I love to be moving, talking, creating, and learning – so teaching was the obvious choice.
Thoughts and feelings about student teaching:
At first I was super nervous about student teaching, but now I’m just excited! It’s going to be a challenge, one that is going to prepare me to find a job and pursue this career for the rest of my life. The classroom that I’m teaching in is a 4th/5th grade multi-age classroom that is team taught, and I’ve never been in that type of classroom. I cannot wait to see how the teachers collaborate and meet the needs of the students in a multi-age classroom. What is even more daunting than teaching in a style of classroom that I’ve never seen before is the fact that each class has 28 students – that’s a grand total of 56 students! I definitely have a lot of learning ahead of me – and I’m okay with that. After all, I am teacher!