Why SMU? I just fell in love with the campus, the volleyball team, and Winona. Something cool I’ve already done? Observing in two kindergarten classrooms to prep for student teaching second through fourth grades. Where I’m headed? To becoming an unforgettable teacher, coach, and mentor.
One of the most amazing educational experiences I have ever had occurred about a year and a half now, and half the world away. During the summer of 2010, I traveled almost halfway across the world to Daugavpils, Latvia to teach at an English development camp for a month. And let me tell you, it … More >
So, I just took the next big step for graduating Saint Mary’s with an Elementary Education degree – I turning in my student teaching application! This is a huge step and it makes me so excited about what next semester will bring in the classroom. The rest of my classmates are currently student teaching this … More >
We had our last volleyball game Saturday night against Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter, MN. We ended up losing to the Gusties 1-3, but we played pretty good. I cannot believe that the season is over now. It is always difficult after the last game because you have worked hard all season, and it can … More >
Right now I am in an education class called K-12 Diversity, and as the name implies we learn about different diversities within the classroom and how we can adapt our classroom to best meet the needs of all of our students. So far we have touched on different religions. Currently we are working on a … More >
Wow! Last night was our second to last regular season game of the year! It is amazing how fast the volleyball season went this year. We came to school August 21st for tryouts, and it is already more than two months past that point. We played Carleton last night and came away with a very … More >
Now I thought I would take some time to talk about what it means to be a D3 student-athlete on campus for all of you hopefully thinking about trying out for one of the athletic teams on campus. Playing volleyball here (even with the injury) has been one of the best decisions I have made … More >
One of the great things about SMU is that we have October Break right after midterms, which means that we have Monday and Tuesday off of school, which makes for a nice, four-day weekend. The halls close during break, so a lot of people go home for break. This is great timing because this is … More >
So midterms were this week which is usually pretty busy, but to add on top of that I had my ACL surgery on Wednesday, so that made the week even busier. Because I knew that I would be having surgery this week, I was able to talk to my professors ahead of time and take … More >
One phrase that I may use quite frequently in my posts is the term CARDINAL PRIDE. So I thought I would let you know what it meant because it is a phrase that we want to make well known on campus. CARDINAL PRIDE means having pride in Saint Mary’s and everything it stands for. We … More >
So during last night’s volleyball match we celebrated DIG PINK which is to raise awareness for breast cancer, as well as the senior on the teams. This year there are only two seniors; myself and Erika Hurley. (The athletic website has a full article about the game and your seniors) I cannot believe that night … More >
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