Clista Campbell - 1979 Honor Alum

Clista Campbell - 1979 Honor AlumBachelors of Arts and Science

Clista Learned
The friends that I made while living in the dorm. I lived in the dorms for 3 1/2 years. I was also an SA at Pound Hall.
Education - I taught at the elementary level for 29 years and at the middle school level for 11 years.
I am a 3rd generation graduate from UNL. For as long as I could remember, there was talk in my family about me attending UNL. I am also one of 6 children, of which all of us attended UNL and 5 of the 6 of us graduated from there. I guess you can say it was in our future to attend UNL. It was affordable and provided me with the necessary education to become a life long educator.
One piece of advise I would give any student going into education is to diversify yourself as much as you can. Try to get those multiple degrees so you are more attractive to a school district who may have several positions open in several areas of study. 
Also, I would tell those students going into education to stick it out for at least 7-10 years. There will be many long hours of work but once you are familiar with the content and the expectations of the district, you then have more freedom to enjoy the profession more. There is nothing like making an impact on students. I take great pride in following the students I have taught over the past 40 years and seeing the impact they have on my city, county, state, and nation.
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