First Responders Day
Thanks to Kiley Sanduka, an elementary/middle level education dual major, first responders in Gilbert, Iowa, got a big dose of appreciation on October 27, 2020. Inspired by the challenges first responders faced during the pandemic and by the community service emphasis of her social studies curriculum course, Sanduka suggested that students at Gilbert Intermediate School organize a thank you event for first responders. Sanduka, who was a library media associate at the school, helped the Fifth-grade Leadership Council organize a first responders parade and create gift bags and thank you cards.
Sanduka (right) is a student in UNI’s 2+2 elementary education program which is taught primarily online and holds some face-to-face class sessions on Des Moines Area Community College campuses. “I am forever grateful for the UNI 2+2 program allowing me the opportunity to work full time and be a full-time UNI student,” Sanduka said. “When the pandemic happened . . . UNI already had the perfect distance learning program in place.” Sanduka is student teaching in spring 2021 and has accepted a 4th-grade teaching position at Gilbert Intermediate School for next school year.
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