Hello! My name is Kourtney Szabo. I am a future preschool teacher who is also a professional shoe tyer in the classroom. I am a Junior at Kent State and I am beginning Block II of the Early Childhood Education program. I love being around kids and watching them grow and play and learn. I also believe we can learn so much being around them, and they inspire me every day to be the best teacher I can be. I am extremely excited to be a teacher to young children and influence the early years of their life. I would like to work in a low income area and work with students who don’t necessarily have the best home lives because I can connect on a personal level with some of those situations and I want to be there for them and give them the best education possible. I am a huge fan of exploring, hiking, camping, and finding new places to adventure. The world is my canvas and I can’t wait to see where my future takes me.