North Central College - Naperville, IL
Physical Education major, Secondary Education minor

Vlasta’s goal as a future teacher is to make a positive impact on her students. In other words, she wants to emulate her professors at North Central.

“The College hires amazing faculty and staff,” she says. “They provide me with the knowledge I seek to pass on to future generations. I want my students making responsible, educated decisions as they become successful and well-rounded individuals.”

Vlasta chose to attend North Central because of the small class sizes and family-like atmosphere. Her classroom learning has been supplemented by a wide range of extracurricular activities, including softball, honor societies and teaching organizations.

“I’m also a resident assistant, which helped me develop skills that will transfer over to being an educator,” she says.