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I am an English major with a minor in French and Francophone studies. My true love, though, is working with kids, which is how I found myself volunteering at a local elementary school and working for a summer camp here at USFSP.

Camp Happened Too Fast

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According to my biological clock, we should be playing dodgeball right now, slowly wrapping up the game so that we can bring the kids to lunch. I shouldn’t be sitting here, at the Tavern, leisurely drinking my coffee and sitting with friends. It just isn’t right. Friday 7/26 was our Fairmount Park Elementary School science camp graduation ceremony and, honestly, … Continue reading

Fun in the Sun


The counselors and their snow cones.

I was literally red, white, and blue on Friday. As a summer program, we’re supposed to have fun with the kids…and that is fine and dandy, I was also a little hesitant when I read in the schedule that we were all going to Fort De Soto. You see, last year, we took the kindergartners to Fort De Soto…and, amazingly, … Continue reading

To Teach or Not to Teach



I have always wanted to be a teacher. From the time I was four years old, I have wanted to teach. First, I wanted to be a dance teacher. I was a danceaholic, and if the rest of my life could revolve around dance, then I’d be happy–of course, I ended up being too clumsy for this dream, but that … Continue reading