From Campus to the Classroom

Five University of Dayton Student Teachers Embrace NHS

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Apartments on the University of Dayton campus. Five student teachers from UD’s School of Education have taken over a Northmont classroom this semester. (Photo courtesy of udayton.uloop.com).

Summer Vickery, Staff Writer

Ms. Laura Condon,

MS. LAURA CONDON

COOPERATING TEACHER: Ms. Rachel Brannon.

SUBJECT: Language Arts.

WHY LANGUAGE ARTS?: I have always loved literature and writing, and the endless directions a language arts teacher can take.

BEFORE I CHOSE TEACHING, I… dreamt of opening a coffee shop and being a wedding planner.

AS A TEACHER, WHAT’S IMPORTANT?: Getting to know each student and helping them understand what is being taught. Viewing your job as an opportunity to help your students prepare for their futures.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Favorite artists are John Mayer, Michael Buble, and Jack Johnson.

 

Ms. Christen Martins,

MS. CHRISTEN MARTINS

COOPERATING TEACHERS: Mr. Wiliam Patrizio and Mr. Aron Zender.

SUBJECT: Science.

WHY SCIENCE?: I have always liked science.

BEFORE I CHOSE TEACHING, I… wanted to be a chemist until my first semester of junior year.

AS A TEACHER, WHAT’S IMPORTANT?: The most important thing about teaching is having a connection with the students. The growth of the students is also an important aspect.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Rock, alternative and punk. Basically anything but country.

 

Ms. Audrey Martin

MS. AUDREY MARTIN

COOPERATING TEACHER: Mr. Collin Abels.

SUBJECT: Social Studies.

WHY SOCIAL STUDIES?: I have always loved social studies and I took a lot of classes that involved it in college.

BEFORE I CHOSE TEACHING, I… wanted to go to business school to work for a marketing group.

AS A TEACHER, WHAT’S IMPORTANT?: Getting to know the students and letting them know you care.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Country, pop, and rap.

 

Ms. Kelsey Mason,

MS. KELSEY MASON

COOPERATING TEACHER: Ms. Amy Robinson.

SUBJECT: Math.

WHY MATH?: I always had good math teachers and wanted to be that teacher.

BEFORE I CHOSE TEACHING, I… wanted to be a chef in elementary school.

AS A TEACHER, WHAT’S IMPORTANT?: Being able to adapt to each student’s individual needs.

FAVORITE MUSIC: It depends on the season.

 

Mr. Dan Durkin

MR. DAN DURKIN

COOPERATING TEACHER: Mr. Ross Kincaid.

SUBJECT: History.

WHY HISTORY?: I loved history in high school and there are so many areas, eras, and events that can be focused on.

BEFORE I CHOSE TEACHING, I…  wanted to be a lawyer or an engineer.

AS A TEACHER WHAT’S IMPORTANT?: Engaging with the kids and being active with the class.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Rock.