Hi. I’m Brenna. I am in New Zealand.
Why? I am doing 10 weeks of student teaching here at a high school in Taradale, Napier. Since traveling to Namibia a few years ago, I have become passionately interested in how Special Education systems function in different countries.
I am currently obtaining my Special Education Teaching License in Specific Learning Disorders and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Augsburg College. I am also pursuing a Master’s of Education there. Having completed 10 weeks of student teaching at an elementary school in Minnesota, I sought out a way to do another 10 weeks in another country. Thanks to the University of Minnesota-Morris, I found one.
And now I’m here. I start school on Tuesday (Queen’s Birthday = National Holiday on Monday).