Now working as a K-1 Multiage Teacher at the Edgar Elemantary School in Edgar, Wisconsin, Angela Totzke is used to busy days. Previous to this, Angela served as a paraeducator in special education. Wanting to keep working and continuing her education, she turned to online classes at UW-Superior.
"I knew that taking online classes meant that I needed to be self-motivated," she said.
Knowing that online classes might not be the best option for everyone, Angela has words of advice from her experience.
"People who procrastinate tend to find themselves in trouble because the work will catch up with them," she said. "To take all your classes online, like I did, you need to be organized. I found that I needed to plan my schoolwork out to make sure that I had adequate time to get the class work done in the order that it was due."
CLASSES THAT FIT REAL LIFE
When faced with the task of trying to fit getting an education among responsibilities of work and family, the flexibility of online classes enabled Angela to do just that and so much more.
"I choose online classes so that I could set my own schedule," Angela said. "Online classes allowed me to work part-time, coach basketball and softball and go back to school."