My name is Andromahi I. Harrison and I am a preschool teacher (3-5 year olds) at the St. Ambrose University Children’s Campus in the Leapfrog Classroom. I attended St. Ambrose University for my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in Special education. During my time at St. Ambrose, I spent time working as a student worker at their lab school, SAU Children’s Campus. I spent three years there until I student taught in the fall of 2007. During my student teaching semester, a full-time position opened at the Children’s Campus and after interviewing, I landed the position and have been with them ever since. To me, the Children’s Campus is family. It is a place where we all have the same teaching philosophy and support one another. I feel I am in an environment where EVERYONE is learning! This includes the parents, children, teachers, students who join us from the university, and even the professors. It is a safe environment for all of us to learn at our own level and interest!
Hi! My name is Chelsea Rakuc and I am a senior at St. Ambrose University. I am studying Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in Special Education. I have been a part of the Children’s Campus family since 2011, working as a student worker in both the Leapfrogs and the Dragonflies. I am preparing to begin my student teaching in the spring in the North Scott school district in a first grade and early childhood special education preschool classroom. I feel that teaching is all about creating an environment for children where they feel safe, are engaged in learning, and learn in a way that allows them to express who they are and what they are interested in. I am so excited that Mahi is giving me the opportunity to share her blog site and I hope that you all follow me on my journey! I want to share my perspective and my observations in various practicum settings and student teaching. I cannot wait to share my findings, thoughts, reflections, and passion that I have for young children.