• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Freshman
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

Sick, Sick, Sick

On Monday, 5 of my students were gone at school! I figured they’d all eventually trickle in or each had different reasons for why they were gone. Nope! They were all sick! Poor kids. In college dorms, everyone gets sick like *that*. But in elementary schools, it’s so much worse! It must have trickled down to me, because Tuesday I gradually got the worst body aches ever. I even ended up going to the school nurse to have her take my temperature! I ended up going home a little while after that. Because it’s spring break, not even my roommate was here. It was kind of weird taking care of myself alone. I spent a lot of time sleeping and drinking water, so I finally feel better. With teaching, as soon as you’re feeling good enough to teach, you definitely want to get back to teach. So I had to teach more today. In college, you can skip a class and still catch up. In the real world, there’s many jobs that won’t flow well unless you are there every day or have things prepped. This is just another thing I’m getting used to about being an “adult adult”. Oddly enough, now that I’m feeling better, I feel kind of confident and excited in myself that “I survived”! Check that off of things I need to do be considered an adult and many of the quirks that come with my career!

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