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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Hailey Windels is halfway through her 12-week student teaching position at New York Mills Elementary School. Her mentor is first grade teacher Trudy Irons.

Learning things from first graders that she didn't learn in college

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Six weeks with 18 first graders has taught student teacher Hailey Windels more about teaching than any of her college classes could.

Windels, a student in the bachelors in education program at North Dakota State University, is currently a student teacher at New York Mills School.


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