Another challenge I had was missing school for drill. Every professor I have ever had at Stout has been extremely understanding about this and accommodated to my schedule.
During the 2020-21 school year, I was called to active duty to assist the state of Wisconsin in its COVID-19 response. This lasted 14 months and took me all over the state to Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Superior and Eau Claire.
How has UW-Stout prepared you to work in your field?
One of the most helpful things Stout has done for me is provide me with many opportunities to get into classrooms and get experience with actual kids. The base knowledge learned at the university was very important, but the classroom experience has helped me immensely.
What stands out about your UW-Stout experience?
What stands out to me is the professors. So many of the professors I had were former classroom teachers, with real experience in the field. They had great stories about their time in the classroom, which helped teach me a lot about what being a teacher is about. They also were very accommodating with my military obligations.
How have your UW-Stout education and experience changed you?
During my time at Stout, I came to realize that everything would not be just like high school. I moved out of home for the first time and had adult responsibilities. Being at Stout helped me mature and grow as a person. It taught me how to be responsible for myself, and it gave me a place to grow as a person.
My time at Stout has been some of the best times of my life. My classes and activities have introduced me to some of the best friends I could have asked for. I am truly grateful for the opportunities Stout has given me.