Hi, my name is Danielle Degelman and I am a 4th year elementary education student at the University of Regina. I was born and raised in Regina and have been going to school here my entire life. I attended W.S. Hawrylak School for grades K-8 and Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School for grades 9-12. I attended school with my younger sister, Michelle. My mom and dad have always inspired me to work hard, do my best, and always love the little things in life.
While my dad’s family is mainly from Saskatchewan, my mom’s parents immigrated from Italy in the late 1950s. Therefore, I have always been used to eating home-made pasta from time-to-time, listening to the Italian language in my own household, and going to the Italian Club for frequent family gatherings.
Even though I have already been to Italy twice, I hope to do some more traveling, and visit places such as the Caribbean, Australia, Spain, Greece, and Brazil. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, playing the piano, singing, running, playing softball, reading, shopping, and being with friends. I do have some AMAZING girls in my life! There is Jeanine, Jeanniene, Danielle, Danielle, Melissa, Malissa (names obviously matter!), Kristen, Carolina, Michelle, Sadaf, Vicki, Faith, Ashley, and all my Section 20 girls…you know who you are! I also have an amazing boyfriend named Danny, who has always taught me to think on the positive side, live in the moment, and love unconditionally.
I am using this blog as a means of expanding my knowledge of the teaching profession. I will post new information, insights, experiences, and opinions from classes, readings, and professional development opportunities. It is in my best interest to keep up with current events and information related to teaching and learning. After graduation, I hope to find a full-time teaching job in the city and eventually make a difference in the lives of many children.