Secondary English Education
“I think that's what we all want, in the end.
To know that we left footprints when we passed by, however briefly.
We want to be remembered.”
- Mike Lancaster
Footprints in the Classroom
Impression is defined as a lasting effect, opinion, or mental image of somebody or something that may produce a change. There are instances in an individual’s life that serve monumental in the overall shaping of their essence. I think of these moments as footprints upon our mind. Circumstances, people, and opportunities will walk in and out of our lives, each leaving their distinct mark in the form of a memory, lesson, or experience. I have been blessed to have had individuals and life opportunities that have supplied lasting footprints to kindle my passion for teaching and love for English Literature. As a teacher, I hope to leave lasting footprints upon my students, which work to create an understanding and appreciation for footprints left through English Literature.
Footprints in my Life
My name is Rebekah Hahlbeck, and I grew up in East Troy Wisconsin. I grew up in a family of six; I have three brothers, my youngest two are David and Jacob, and my older brother Daniel. Daniel married Megan, and they have my first niece, Mackenzie Noel Hahlbeck! My parents, Paul and Jackie, have been very supportive throughout my life journey, and have served as Christian role models throughout my development. My family is very close and supportive of each other. Growing up, we were heavily involved, and currently still are, in the 4-H program within our community. The opportunities provided to us through 4-H, allowed our family to grow together, and served as a way where my siblings and I learned to work together to achieve success. We raised animals on our small farm in order to build responsibility and show in the county and state fairs. Through our home church of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran, we were able to grow in both our faith and love of our Lord and Savior, and also mature as a family.