This site was originally meant to be a hub for all of my blogs and social media, but since people might be finding this site for other reasons, I thought I should probably do a little something about my professional/school life!
And of course I can’t find a picture where I’m dressed professionally. Maybe I need to hire someone to do head shots?
Anyways, here’s what’s happening in that realm!
-I’m technically a senior with all of my credits, but I still have 5 semesters left in my Elementary Education program (including this one and including my “student teaching” as it used to be called) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
-My concentration is in STEM or Science Technology Engineering and Math. I never grew up thinking I LOVED these things (possibly because of gender norms?), but I really do enjoy math and learning new things in the science realm. I was also going for a dietetics degree (I am fascinated by food science and nutrition–something I can hopefully bring to the classroom) a few years ago which involved a lot of science!
-I’m about to do my first two practicums this week and I’m excited! One is at a local library and one is in a preschool setting.
-I have a fellowship with NE STEM 4U and was recently elected (not sure this is the right word…I did an interview and then I think only the faculty advisors and the current officers voted) President, which I’m very excited and a little nervous about. I’ve only been a part of the organization since August, but I look forward to being a more integral part of it.
-I’ve been looking for child care positions since I quit my coffee catering job, but haven’t found the right fit. I also hear being president of NE STEM 4U is a lot of work and we have a lot of practicums coming up, so maybe that is for the best.
I did love nannying in the past, which is a big part of the decision to go into teaching, so I will probably always be open to new child care positions.
If you’re curious about anything else, you might want to check out what I’ve been up to the past few years in my About Amanda + Her Blogs to see what led up to my decision to go back to school for Elementary Education.
You can also contact me if you have questions. 🙂