St. Ambrose Teacher Education professors are teachers at their very core. They believe in a personal and greater mission of distributing knowledge.
I wanted to nurture, protect, and enhance the sense of wonder that children possess naturally.
In graduate school, I became fascinated and also disturbed by the fact that science – my greatest joy in teaching – was an area of extreme anxiety for many of fellow teachers. My in-service work with my science-anxious peers eventually led to my becoming a methods teacher at St. Ambrose University.
Rachel is shown on the right conducting experiments with a Teacher Education student and an elementary student.