Austin Siegel ’08

fxwDuring Austin’s last semester at Harold Washington College, majoring in Early Childhood Education, he returned to FXW to student teach in the preschool rooms at the Old St. Pat’s Campus.

What compelled you to come back to FXW and student teach?

Some of the things that compelled me to come back to FXW to student teach were, even though it has been a long time since I was a student at the OSP campus, I still feel a certain comfort level being in the environment. I have a lot of good memories at FXW and I thought it would be really cool to come full circle and develop my teaching skills at the school where I had so many great teachers.

What are your favorite FXW memories?

A few of my favorite FXW memories would have to be the “Clap Out” which was my transition from OSP to HNC, I was very excited about the new campus. Another favorite would be all of the athletics that I participated in, but especially when we won the flag football championship when I was in 7th grade. Lastly, working on the 8th grade play with my classmates. It was a great way to celebrate all of the friendships and memories I had made at FXW.

What does FXW mean to you today?

Today when I think of FXW, I think of a caring community and a strong foundation for learning. FXW helped me become the person I am today and I am excited to be a part of the community again and work with the next generation of FXW students.

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