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SHOUT OUT Cast Spotlight – Caitrin Mills

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Caitrin Mills!


Caitrin is 18 years old and a 2015 graduate of Kaneland High School.  She currently is a freshman at Waubonsee Community College, a Lucille Gustafson Scholar. She loves reading, watching TV, especially the Vlogbrothers, John (Looking for Alaska) and Hank (http://youngvlogbrothers.tumblr.com/), and is passionate about politics. So much so, that she is ecstatically looking forward to voting in her first presidential election in November 2016.  She also works part time at Town and Country Library in Elburn and hopes to be a sign language interpreter after college.

It was great to get to know Caitrin through these questions:

What is your educational background?  If you’re still in school, what grade/level are you at?   I’m halfway through my first semester at Waubonsee Community College, I graduated from Kaneland High School last May.

If you are not employed, what do you want to be when you grow up?   I’m currently working toward my Associates in Sign Language Interpretation. I hope to work in that field when I finish my degree.

What do you do for employment?   I work part time at Town and Country Public Library, where I am a page and do odd jobs for all the departments.

Do you have a favorite story (that you’re not telling for the SHOUT OUT) that happened to YOU during your education?  Winning the social studies senior award last year was an amazing honor. That was a wonderful night and a great memory.

Do you have any favorite teachers?  If so, why were they your favorite?  Javier Martinez, for teaching history with a passion that I really related to and appreciated, and for asking me “so what?”  Brian Kowalski, for giving me my first acting roles and my first solos, and for helping me out of my shell.   Patty Welker, for teaching me new ways to read and appreciate stories and writing, and for always being willing to talk.

What subject in school was your LEAST favorite and why?  Math. Numbers are confusing.

Who do you feel is the hardest working person in an educational system and why?  I think that everyone who works in the school system works incredibly hard. Everyone I’ve ever interacted with within this system has been incredibly dedicated and invested.

What teacher in your life would you like to hear from during a future KAI SHOUT OUT?  Mr. Martinez

Did you walk to elementary school or ride a bus?  Any funny memories?  I walked. Once there was a day that there was an awful blizzard so school was canceled, but Mom had volunteer work to do so we had to walk there anyway.

What excites you the most about education?  Opportunities to learn more about people and the world.

We are excited to hear Caitrin on Sunday, October 18th, read Learning to Learn.


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