“What amazes me is I am constantly realizing things day-to-day that I learned at Wheelock.,” says Ami Molkentine ’10. Ami knew in high school that she wanted to be a teacher. At Wheelock, upperclassmen advised her to major in special education, which she says turned out to be a great choice. As a first-year student, she worked with young students through the Jumpstart program and then student-taught senior year with a Wheelock alum in a 5th-grade Dorchester classroom. “Every experience I had in terms of field placement along the way confirmed that this is what I wanted to do,” she says.
“Every experience I had in terms of field placement along the way confirmed that this is what I wanted to do.”
Ami says Wheelock also allowed her to grow from an uninvolved high schooler into a student leader. “I got here and Wheelock saw something in me to be a student leader,” she says. Ami helped plan student orientation, became involved in student government, and later became the student government president. At the school where she currently teaches, she is the union representative and is on the governing board. “Wheelock has shaped that,” she says.