Student Teacher in 8th Grade Social Studies
by Kamilla Richards
My name is Kamilla Richards and I am a senior at UNK, majoring in Middle Grades Education with endorsements in Math and Social Studies. I graduated from Kearney High in 2007, followed by an internship in Kansas City at the International House of Prayer. I graduated from the International House of Prayer University in 2012 with a two-year Certificate in Theological Studies. I completed my associates degree at CCC before transferring to UNK to complete my studies.
I was raised in the Netherlands, and moved to Kearney in the 7th Grade. Middle school was one of the most influential periods of my own development, and I remember the support of the teachers that helped me through the transitions I faced as a new student in an American School. The support from these teachers is one of the main motivating factors that have led me to where I am today in my pursuit to become a middle grade level teacher myself. I hope to influence my future students in the same positive way. I am grateful for the opportunity to come to the Middle school and further my educational journey.