For Jill Kartsounes, being the leader came naturally. As a child, she always wanted to be the one in charge. The feeling of leading made her dream of her future classroom and career as a teacher. Now, she's here at the College of Education, working to become an elementary teacher. Read more about Jill in this week's Student Spotlight:
A little bit about Jill:
Q: Where is home for you?
A: Downers Grove, Illinois
Q: What is your year and major?
A: I'm a Junior majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology
Q: How did you know you wanted to go into the field of education?
A: I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a kid. I was always told I was good with kids and adored being the leader in everything. I had my dream classroom ever since I was little!
Q: What do you enjoy about the College of Education?
A: How everyone knows each other! Being with the same people and staff that know you is amazing. You wouldn't have that at any other school.
Q: What do you enjoy about your campus experience so far?
A: Being able to be outside as much as I can and joining a ton of clubs on campus!
Q: Do you have a favorite professor or course? Why?
A: I have loved all of my math courses the most. This is really surprising because math has never been one of my strongest subjects. Now, I am working hard to redeem myself.
Q: Tell us about your future career plans after graduating and why you want to pursue that field.
A: After graduating, I want to be able to teach in my neighborhood back home. I had such a good experience there, and I want to give students the same experience that I had.
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