Allison Flaig

I toured as many schools as I could, but when I came to UW-Superior, I just knew this was the place for me.

A perfect balance can be hard to find when you’re looking for a college where you’ll be spending the next four years of your life. Allison Flaig searched high and low for a college, but many places just didn’t fit. A trip to Superior is where she met her perfect match.  


“I wanted a college that had a smaller campus but still had all of the opportunities of a larger school,” said Allison. “I toured as many schools as I could, but when I came to UW-Superior, I just knew this was the place for me.” 


Growing up in Duluth and in love with the area, going to UW-Superior was perfect in more ways than one for Allison. For her, it was both the outdoors and the opportunities. 


“One day you could be going to the mall, and in the same day, you could be hiking in the middle of nowhere,” she said. “Great opportunities outside of UW-Superior really impact your experience as well.” 


While the Twin Ports offers unlimited possibilities for every activity, Allison took her adventures a step further by taking advantage of being a part of a liberal arts university. 


“I wanted to explore the academics and try new things to see what I really wanted to do,” said Allison. “I did have interest in being a teacher, but I wanted to make sure. In the end, I found that teaching was really what I wanted to do. Though, I really did enjoy other classes along the way.” 


Allison’s time in the Elementary Education program has also been made more enjoyable by the small class sizes and the instructors. 


“It’s nice to have instructors who care and notice when you’re doing well or struggling,” she said. “You can actually use them as a resource to grow in this important time of life. Having that connection makes you more motivated and accountable.” 


The passion that Allison sees from her Elementary Education instructors has her looking forward to when her time comes to put her knowledge to work.


“My dream is to go to Maine and teach middle schoolers for a while,” she said. “I want to get out into the world and see what it has to offer, but I’d like to come back and look into teaching in Minnesota because I just love it here.” 


You too can find your perfect balance at UW-Superior. Contact Admissions to discuss our programs and how you can get connected on campus.