Undergrad Servant Leadership Experiences
- Participation in the University Day of Service: Fall 2016 (Pumpkin Patch)
I was asked to assist in co-leading the "Corn Maze" station at Papa's Pumpkin Patch for a 6th-grade field trip. I was challenged to direct the 120 students and experienced the discord that oftentimes comes with field trips.
- 37 volunteer hours at Kids X-Cel Center New Ulm, MN: Summer 2016
Assisted the staff with the infant, toddler, and pre-k children by implementing hands-on, play-based activities. This provided me with experience in building student-teacher relationships and implementing purposeful, developmentally appropriate practices.
- Spring Break 2014 Mission Trip
This was a week with Christ in the City, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Denver's homeless (see above picture). It opened the door for my passion of working with low-income students and taught me the human need to be listened to, something I try to implement in my student-teacher relationships.
- 4th Grade Religious Education for Bismarck Cathedral Parish: 2013-2014
Volunteering the time to teach these fourth-graders gave me a head-start in practicing my skills as an educator. This experience taught me the importance of relating the material to the students in a way that keeps the learners engaged.
- Peer-tutor in General Psychology: Fall 2013
I spent a semester building my one-on-one skills as a tutor. I developed goals for my three students and made an effort to ask probing questions to lead students to successful learning.