Ask those closest to Isabel Westenrider and they will tell you that helping young people thrive is among her many talents. “I love the idea of making a difference by shaping the minds of young children who have such a full life ahead of them,” Westenrider says.
She is one of several future educators who received a scholarship from the Office of Education for the Pacific Union Conference. Westenrider says that her 4th-grade teacher, Mrs. Lottie Cline, had a major impact on her desire to be a teacher. She describes how Mrs. Cline treated students in a way that made them feel intelligent and that their thoughts were worth listening to—leaving a lasting impression on Westenrider and inspiring her to do the same.
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