My name is Ellie Rashid and I am currently a second year student at College of Saint Mary. I am currently studying to be an elementary school teacher. I came to this decision after much discernment and deliberation. It became evident to me in high school that I wanted to be a teacher; it just took me awhile to find the area that really captured my heart. I am originally from Omaha NE and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic grade school and then Mercy High School. The teachers I had throughout my educational career have greatly influenced my decision to one day become an educator myself. I hope to one day be for my students what my teachers were for me!