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I am a sophomore with an Elementary Education Major! I work at an elementary school in south Pinellas County as a Community and Volunteer Liaison and I work at a summer camp here at USFSP with the students from the same school I work at! I am also a member of Delta Sigma Zeta, an up- and-coming sorority on campus.

Goodbyes Aren’t Always Forever

The students sitting in their seats for Graduation.

The students sitting in their seats for Graduation.

Last Friday marked the last day of the College of Education’s Bridge to Success summer camp. We ended with an awesome graduation where the kids presented their own raps on what they have learned this year. How do you not miss the children you have taught for six weeks?! While many of the other counselors held back tears it dawned … Continue reading

Fish and Salsa!

Student with a preserved Puffer Fish!

Student with a preserved Puffer Fish!

Fish and salsa?! No not the food, preserved fish and salsa dancing! Our students at the College of Education summer camp is coming to a close but it’s with a bang! The students got to go into Teresa Greeley’s Marine biology lab and got to learn about different fish. Something Fishy The surprise for all of us was apparent when … Continue reading

We Won’t Let it Rain on our Parade!

Student looking through a scope and identifying different birds.

Student looking through a scope and identifying different birds.

When a tropical storm closes in on our summer camp’s Fort De Soto beach day we refuse to let the possible rain chance stop us! The night before our trip, I kept the news channels on to pray for the storm to veer away from our beach. The other counselors and I went to great lengths to create “rainy day … Continue reading

“Ms. L Got No Swag”

A few of the kids and I on our boat trip to coffee pot island!

A few of the kids and I on our boat trip to coffee pot island!

Working full time at a high needs elementary school and now a summer camp I knew I was in trouble with my lack of “swag”. I am an education major and I have the pleasure of being surrounded by children year round. But I thought being 19, and in my opinion, pretty cool would have no problem being the cool … Continue reading