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Introduction Letter January 25, 2015

Posted by jennienorgaard in Introduction Letter.
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To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Jennie Norgaard and I was born and raised in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. I graduated from Carpenter High School and I am currently a fourth year University student at the University of Regina, enrolled in Secondary Education. My major is Mathematics and my minor is Physical Education.

Growing up, I was involved in a variety of extra curricular activities, such as: basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton and table tennis. I played for Team Saskatchewan for Table Tennis from grade five to grade eight. Throughout this experience, I was fortunate enough to take part in a variety of different tournaments that include: four national competitions, the 2006 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Melfort and the 2007 Canada Games in Whitehorse. Leadership, patience, decisiveness and effective communication are some of the skills that I have acquired from my different experiences and I believe they will be an asset to my teaching career.

As a future teacher, I think it is important to have effective leadership skills and an engaging and mentally stimulating approach to teaching because education is essential for the future success of the students. Also, patience is a key attribute in order to provide proper direction and communication to students. Communication is essential in establishing trust and a professional teacher-student relationship to aid students with issues that arise both inside and outside the classroom.

From a young age, I have always had the passion to become a teacher. This passion stemmed from all the positive past experiences that my teachers provided. School was always a highlight of my day because it contained all of the aspects that I valued. Some of my most cherished memories included those spent with friends, time spent in the classroom broadening my knowledge and perspectives and all the extra curricular activities that accompanied the school year. Apart from these factors I enjoy teaching others; it allows me to help students and be a part of a pivotal transition point in their lives. I love working with children and also enjoy being able to make a difference in their lives.

Throughout this semester and in internship, I gained important skills and memorable experiences from both my instructors and my cooperating teacher. My passion for helping students and commitment for working with students in my internship was the high point of my field placement. I was in the classroom all the time with the students from class time to my noon hours. During these four months, I helped coach both junior girls volleyball and junior girls basketball, and I also helped run the Greenall cross-country meet. Throughout this internship, I was able to build an amazing relationship with my students outside the classroom that made this experience that much more memorable. The teachers’ at this school were also an amazing asset to making this experience unforgettable.

I am very much looking forward to my upcoming educational journey. I would like to thank you in advance for being a part of my experience, and I am enthusiastic about meeting and getting to know you, your class and the school community.



Jennie Norgaard