My name is Timmi Keisel, and I am a sophomore here at Chadron State College studying English Language Arts. I grew up northeastern Colorado and graduated from Fleming High School with only 17 classmates. Although many ask how I managed in such conditions, I quite enjoyed developing sibling-like relationships with my classmates and the steady quietness of rural areas. Due to the lack of activities in my hometown, I was heavily involved in athletics, especially volleyball. It was what I found my identity in throughout high school, and it is still a big part of my life today as I am currently on the CSC volleyball team.
I originally decided to be an English teacher because it was my favorite subject in high school, and I had brief experiences helping teachers which I also enjoyed. However, since taking literature classes at CSC, I have gained an increasing passion for the subject, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with my future students.
After finishing school, I will be able to teach Language Arts to junior high or high school students. Many teachers have a definite preference between the two, but I see many benefits of both age groups. While I used to have my future planned in detail, including the area I wanted to live in, the age I wanted to teach, and school I wanted to teach at, I am currently only trying to focus on learning to be the best teacher I can before stressing about the other details of my future.