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Getting to Know You: Deirdre Sanborn





Deirdre Sanborn — Elementary Education undergraduate student Q&A

Where are you from?
Seattle, Washington

Why did you choose elementary education?
I’ve always wanted to be a teacher from a young age. I have many younger siblings who have inspired me to work with kids and make a difference in their lives.

What was it about your siblings that made you so inspired?
With my big family kids were always around and I always found joy in helping them learn and grow. I’ve always been a strong role model in their lives which makes me want to be a role model for many other children. I’ve seen what struggles and successes they have had while in school, which has inspired me to teach students of my own.

What was one of your favorite experiences in the College of Education? 
My practicum last semester in 5th grade at Jennings Elementary in Colfax! I got to chaperone their field trip to visit Schweitzer Engineering!

What are your goals after graduation?
I hope to teach 4th or 5th grade students somewhere in western Washington.


Food:  Mac N’ Cheese

Movie:  Guardians of the Galaxy

Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Musician/Band: Above and Beyond

Song: (Right now) Rio by Netsky

Teacher:  Joni Stevens who teaches by classroom management in block 2.

Quote: “If you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room” – Unknown