Student teacher feature: Lii Veltkamp

Writer A – Staff Writer

What is your major?

I am a senior engineering major with a minor in underage drinking.

What are your hobbies?

I am currently involved in Dordt’s beekeeping club and updating a blog for making money from Ponzi schemes. TheValueGeek.com….. Check it out!

What made you want to start a beekeeping club at Dordt?

Well originally I wanted to start up a “WASP” club, but it seems that there are enough of them here at Dordt. Bees were the next best thing, I guess.

What are your plans for after graduation?Bee Keeping Course

7 kids in as many years! This coming after my impending marriage to the awesome Katie Kortman, of course. Then I will begin my comprehensive 12-hour online training session for “Teach for America” in order to become a highly qualified educator for our next generation.

What are your expectations for Teach for America?

None; my roommate who will remain unnamed says that if you set low goals, you will exceed them. I agree wholeheartedly.

Since you have no background in education, what made you want to pursue a teaching career?

I’ve failed at nearly everything else in life. Why not teach? Who needs a four-year degree to train someone how to teach? Dordt sent me a packet on teaching last week, and I have it down already. I wonder what these education majors have been doing with their time. Finger painting, maybe? I digress.

Any other reasons?

I’ve seen the quality of teachers coming out of Dordt lately, and I know that the world is going to help.

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