5/23/2022 8:47:00 AM "Learning to be a teacher, and traveling"
With the Cork Gaol (jail) in the background, Emma Welch relaxes in Ireland. A 2018 graduate of Stewartville High School and a student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, she enjoyed student teaching in Ireland in March, April and May.
Emma Welch wanted to be an elementary school teacher for as long as she can remember. She says she loves providing a positive educational experience to help students grow into the amazing people they're meant to be. After graduating from Stewartville High School in 2018, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, where she majored in elementary education and minored in early childhood education. She chose UW-River Falls in large part because the school offered Consortium for Overseas Teaching, COST, a program that gives prospective teachers a chance to teach overseas. "It was a great combination of the two things I love, learning to be a teacher, and traveling," she said in an email. "This opportunity allowed me to complete my required credits, along with traveling." Filling out her COST application, she listed four countries to which she would like to travel: Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Greece... For more on this story pick up your copy of the May 24 Stewartville STAR.