UW Bothell Alert

Operations are suspended at UW Bothell and Cascadia effective 7 p.m. for the remainder of Thursday evening. Classes and evening activities are cancelled and the library is closed.


Suzanne Hensler

Suzanne Hensler
Teacher Certification Cohort 18

How long have you wanted to be a teacher?
I’ve known that I wanted to be a teacher for most of my life, though my desire to pursue teaching became very clear to me about two years ago as I was finishing my undergraduate degree.

How do you think you’ll feel the first time you step in front of a class?
I think I’ll feel very intimidated and very excited when I first step in front of a class!

What do you think your students will like best about you?
My students will like my patience and kindness best about me.

What was your background coming into the program?
I completed the Education Minor at UWB during my undergraduate coursework, and as a result I had been spending a lot of time in elementary schools volunteering and I loved it!

Where did you go to elementary school?
Lake Forest Park Elementary

What does the  word “cohort” mean to you?
After being in this program, “cohort” means a very supportive group of people working together towards a common goal.

What will you miss most about UW Bothell when you finish your program?
I will miss my cohort more than anything, but overall, the support that I have been getting from faculty and classmates. Though, I’m not anticipating losing that support completely.

Where would you most like to take a class of students outside of school?
There are so many places to choose from, but I think I would have to pick the Waste Management site in which students can see the recycling process up close.