"VanderCook pushed me to be more aware of my own teaching strategies and to continue to refine them."
Christina Shoemaker (M.M.Ed '12)
Choral Director at Lincoln-Way North High School (Direct 3 curricular choirs, 3 Madrigal Ensembles, 3 Extracurricular Choirs, and the Spring Musical)
Women's Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair for the IL-ACDA Board
As a student at VanderCook I received real-life, useable information every day. In each class I was able to glean so many tools to add to my daily repertoire that would work instantly with my students. I was also surrounded by many other colleagues who I was able to dialogue with and share our ideas, our challenges, and successes. VanderCook pushed me to be more aware of my own teaching strategies and to continue to refine them.
At VanderCook you will receive highly personalized instruction from professors who genuinely care about your learning and your career. Since graduating I have stayed in contact with several of my teachers in the professional scene. As an educator, being connected to a great support system is essential!
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