- Morton Middle
Student Teachers Eager to Serve Young People Full-Time
Student teacher Kelsey Christensen starts each morning the same way at Jefferson Elementary. She greets bus riders, then helps students get settled in their classrooms.
“I love Ms. Kelsey because she’s nice,” said Elizabeth Arriaga-Aguiluz, Jefferson Elementary first-grader. “And she helps me with my math.”
Christensen, a University of Nebraska Omaha senior, supports our district as a student teacher this semester.
“Everyone at Jefferson makes me feel so welcome,” she said. “Being here, getting to know the kids and the staff and learning new things is amazing.”
Christensen is one of approximately 40 student teachers already committed to full-time teaching positions with Omaha Public Schools. They will join our district for the start of the second semester in January after they complete their student teaching.
“It's nice to know that there are still those young students who value education, who want to come into the field and do what's best for kids and are just excited to be here and learn from everyone around them,” said Lisa Moody, a Jefferson Elementary special education teacher.