I am currently an elementary education major with an early childhood endorsement at Doane College with plans to become a pre-school or lower elementary teacher. I have had the opportunity throughout high school to spend a lot of time working with young children, experiences that confirmed by career choice.
I am a child of a single parent home. My father passed away when I was only nine and my mother had to do everything on her own with some help from my grandparents. I know she struggled some but never let me see it. She is such a strong and hard working person who has come through a lot. My senior year of high school Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, and fortunately she is now in remission.