Brandon Jarumbo is a senior from West Allis, Wisconsin, enrolled in the UW–Madison School of Education’s Elementary Education Program. We asked him to share about his journey to becoming a teacher.
I chose the Elementary Education Program because I wanted to make a lasting difference in the lives of children for generations to come. Becoming a teacher has been one of my top career choices for as long as I can remember. I am incredibly grateful that I have had the opportunity to receive a top-tier education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education. I hope to make a lasting impact on generations of students to come.
Why did you take the Teacher Pledge? How has the Teacher Pledge helped you?
Thanks to the Teacher Pledge, I can invest most of my time into improving my skills as a teacher instead of worrying about paying off loans that cover my tuition. I was eager to take the Teacher Pledge because I had already intended on teaching in my hometown of West Allis, Wisconsin. So, I didn’t have much hesitation when it came to committing to teaching in Wisconsin for the next few years. I highly recommend the Teacher Pledge to any prospective Wisconsin teachers. The financial weight lifted off my shoulders has made it easier for me to dedicate myself to my craft as an educator.
"Becoming a teacher has been one of my top career choices for as long as I can remember. I am incredibly grateful that I have had the opportunity to receive top-tier education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education. I hope to make a lasting impact on generations of students to come."
Would you recommend UW–Madison’s Elementary Education Program?
I would absolutely recommend UW–Madison’s Elementary Education Program to others who are considering becoming a teacher. UW–Madison provides all the necessary resources and surrounds you with the best support needed for you to become one of the best educators you can be! The level of passion for teaching and making an impact on children’s lives had by everyone within the program is unmatched. They are some of the kindest and most informed individuals I’ve ever met, and they will stop at nothing to make sure your experience in the program is top tier. One thing I love about the School of Education is that they genuinely care about you and your growth as both an educator and an individual. If you want to become the best teacher you can be, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education should be at the top of your list.