Ciana Fragnito, from St. Paul, MN, aspires to be an elementary teacher. She will reach her goal with graduation from UW-Green Bay in December 2021 after 3 years at UWGB (thanks to college credit in high school).
“I am most thankful for the professors and how they clearly care so much about who we are as people, helping us succeed in our classes, and developing the most effective teachers they possibly can. Through my experience, I felt that the professors were there to actually see me succeed and always were willing to help with any question, big or small.”
“I am thankful for the numerous opportunities we are given to be in the field starting during our candidacy semester and continuing through student teaching. This allows teachers in the program to gain a wide variety of experiences as they progress through the program with each semester being in a different grade or subject or school setting. I feel this is something unique to UWGB and one of the most helpful tools in preparing me for the field!”
Amanda Baddmoccosin-Barnes, from Wittenberg, WI, aspires to be a clinical therapist. To reach this goal, she entered the Master of Social Work (MSW) program and hopes to graduate in 2023.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to complete my field experience with Menominee Tribal Family Services, because the staff has a wealth of knowledge and compassion, along with being instrumental in the adoption and improvements to the Menominee children’s code 278. The Menominee tribal leaders and community saw the need to create a trauma-informed, children’s code in order to keep families intact and honor the Menominee way of life. I find working with the community a great honor and thank the Menominee tribe for allowing me to be a part of this most important work.”