• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Jason Chavez

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

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Katelyn Gehling

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

  • Jin Baek

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

Teaching (nothing quite like it)

I got my field experience teaching assignment earlier this week, which for elementary and high school education majors is as eventful as receiving your final grades for the semester.  After one person had discovered that they got an email with their cooperating teacher and school, everyone was whipping out their cell phones and lap tops in class to find out where they were going.  I was not fortunate enough to have any technology on me when I was in class the day they were released, so I waited until I got home to find mine out.  However, I must say I couldn’t be much happier about the turn out.  I got assigned to Laura MacArthur Elementary in West Duluth (which, may I add, looks beautiful after the complete rebuild).  I am in a second grade class working with a wonderful teacher who claims that the kids are a great bunch.  So excited!

I was looking for some inspirational teaching quotes for my peers online, and I found a real winner by a Dr. Forest E. Witcraft:

One hundred years from now

It will not matter what kind of car I drove,

What kind of house I lived in,

How much money I had in my bank account,

Nor what my clothes looked like.

But one hundred years from now

The world may be a little better

Because I was important

In the life of a child.

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