Kevin Cappello ’15 thrived at Shenandoah University due to the small class sizes. Since Cappello wanted to be a teacher himself, it was perfect. The practicum and student teaching he did through Shenandoah helped prepare him for his own students. “My advisor, Dr. Cindia Stewart, went above and beyond to help me. She was available to help with assignments, to listen to my concerns and doubts entering teaching, and to listen to and offer advice on non-academic issues.”
“Helping students succeed in math is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.” Cappello teaches high school mathematics at Central High School in Woodstock, Virginia.
It felt like not just my professors, but every professor I encountered genuinely cared and wanted to help.”
The advice Cappello has for future students is: “Put in extra hours during your practicum, other teachers in your content area are a very valuable resource.”