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Mary Jurgens

Mary Jurgens

Education Program/Licensure

Previous-Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education endorsement
Currently-Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a Teacher Leadership endorsement

A greeting to my future students

Hi Everyone, My name is Miss Jurgens and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to spend the summer with you. I have been a teacher for five years and every year it amazes me how much I am still learning. I can not wait to share my passion of learning and continue my journey in education by working with you all! Get ready for a week of fun!
Miss Jurgens

Why I want to be a teacher and what I believe promotes great learning

From a young age, I had the opportunity to work with children and found that I was always interested in the idea of teaching. Soon after my freshman year in high school, I had the opportunity to work at a summer camp with students teaching academics and social skills and realized that this was my calling. I believe great learning is created through a positive, inspiring and collaborative environment that challenges students academically and socially. I like to tell my students that learning never stops so it is important that we work together because Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM).

Why I am interested in teaching in Taiwan

During this experience, I want to gain a deeper understanding and awareness of different cultures to strengthen my professional and personal life. As an individual coming into a new culture, I have just as much to learn from my students as they have to learn from me. Upon returning from this trip, I will be able to draw upon my experiences in the classroom, as a learner and teacher, and strengthening my connections with students and their families. Also, the experiences I share with my students will provide them with a greater readiness to participate as global citizens. 

My desired superpower and why

As I get older, I crave more knowledge about the history of our world.  What better way to learn than to travel back in time! If I had the superpower to travel back in time, there are just so many people I would love to meet and events I would love to attend.