Monday, April 1, 2024

Kenny Gaskin, a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Education’s Elementary Education program, was recently highlighted in an article by the Des Moines Register

Gaskin, who is also a former graduate assistant for the Baker Teacher Leader Center, was highlighted for his presentation in the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "Community." The Des Moines Storytellers Project is a series of storytelling events in which community members work with Register journalists to tell true, first-person stories live on stage.  

The following excerpt is from the Des Moines Register article:

“Back in 2003, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, fifth-grade me lived a carefree life like most kids. I went to school, did homework and played tons of neighborhood games. 

Unlike most kids, I loved school. I was “the sad kid” on snow days.  

I learned for the sake of learning. Though, it helped that I had some incentive to get good grades. My stepdad gave me $25 for every A I got. And, I got straight As all throughout elementary school.”

Read the entire article