Kendra Richter’s interest in special education came from friendships she formed with students with disabilities while in elementary school. In high school she observed a special education teacher, who became a mentor and inspiration to her because of her willingness to try new things and not to give up. “This special education teacher treated every day like a new day,” says Kendra. Kendra says she’s also learning new things every day in her special education major and chose the U of M because of the wide variety of classroom experiences available to her in the Twin Cities.
I absolutely love my classes and think they are doing a good job of preparing me. It’s all information that I want to know and want to know more about.”
The U of M really does care about developing teachers for their future classrooms. I can see that played out through the instructors and advisers.”