Meet Jackie Heintz, a junior Elementary Education major with a middle level Social Science concentration, from Caledonia, Minnesota. Here's what she has to say about how the teacher education program at Saint Mary's is preparing her for her future work:

Jackie Heintz
"As a Saint Mary’s education major, I am learning to be a highly effective teacher who is able to meet the unique needs of the diverse population of students I will serve. I am also learning to be a leader in the education field by practicing how to communicate with parents, fellow teachers, administrators, and community members in order to create a network of support for my students."