Brooke Bishop, Elementary Education Alumna

“Just love your students. It will amaze you how big of an impact it will make on both you and your students when you really get to know each of them. When students know that you care about them, they will want to listen..."

 

Brooke Bishop grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah, where she attended Maple Mountain High School. As a high school student, Brooke participated in UVU’s Concurrent Enrollment program where she attended both high school and college classes. Brooke enjoyed her concurrent enrollment classes so much that she decided to attend UVU after she graduated from high school.

 

“I’ve always known that I wanted to work with kids, and my senior year in high school I did an internship in a second-grade class. After working in that class and loving it, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher.”

 

UVU’s Concurrent Enrollment program not only enabled Brooke to get an internship but led her to getting hired by the same school, Foothills Elementary, where she has been employed her entire professional career.

 

Brooke taught fourth graders for four years and is now teaching her first kindergarten class.

 

Although she graduated several years ago, she hasn’t forgotten UVU.

 

“Brooke has served for the last few years as one of our cooperating teachers, and she does a great job!” said Lynda Williams, senior lecturer of teacher education at UVU. “It is always fun seeing former students now passing on wisdom and skills to the new students just starting!”

 

“UVU set me up for success and made the transition from going to school to teaching school so effortless,” said Brooke. “It’s been such a blessing, and I love being a teacher!”

 

Brooke’s goal is to continue learning and growing with her students, and her advice to other students pursuing a teaching career is, “Just love your students. It will amaze you how big of an impact it will make on both you and your students when you really get to know each of them. When students know that you care about them, they will want to listen and respect you more. This, in turn, makes it so much easier to teach them because they will want to learn from you.”

 

To learn more about UVU’s School of Education programs, please visit uvu.edu/education.