Why Teaching

Teacher Stories

Teaching opens a world of opportunities with the potential to change the future of our country and our world.  In this section, current faculty, teachers and alums from Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Valley City State University (VCSU) share their stories in the hopes of inspiring you to consider this often undervalued but highly rewarding career path!

 

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Brittany Mittleider

Brittany Mittleider in her reading classroom in West Fargo, North Dakota

 

 

Who/what most influenced you to become a teacher?

I have always had a passion for working with children. I have coached gymnastics in high school, and college
kept leading me to teaching children. I narrowed it down to social work and teaching. Here I am now!

 

What has been the greatest highlight of your teaching preparation/career so far?
The greatest highlight has been seeing my students faces light up when they finally understood a difficult
concept I was teaching. It’s more a compilation of little moments that have highlighted my year.

 

What would you most want someone thinking about becoming a teacher to know?
I would want them to know that it is a very rewarding, yet tough job. You need to be 100% committed in order
to be successful. I would also say make sure you leave time for yourself and your family. Balance your
profession and life. That way everyone benefits!

 

 

 

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