Lindsay Bertolucci started her teacher education career pathway at Los Medanos College and is currently at Chico State, where she is on schedule to complete her B.A. in Child Development. Lindsay has wanted to be a teacher since 3rd grade. When Janice Townsend, an LMC Child Development faculty, visited her ROP Child Development class in high school, Lindsay immediately became hooked on the LMC Early Childhood Education Program.
The experience at LMC helped Lindsay to define her career goals and to transfer to a viable program that will lead her to obtaining these goals. Lindsay states that, “at LMC I had great people telling me where to go and do so I never skipped a beat.” While at LMC, Lindsay worked in the Child Development Center, starting as an intern, and becoming a mentor to other interns. She also feels that “while at LMC I was able to test the waters on what age level to teach. I had always wanted to teach primary school children. However, after working in the [child development] lab, I decided I really want to teach kids before the age of 5, so I switched my gears.” Lindsay was able to test the waters and complete the LMC program because she also received assistance on financial aid and how to navigate the system. Lindsay states that, “LMC has great staff, and great resources, and I was constantly asked about my goals.” LMC knows Lindsay will be highly successful in her chosen career and looks forward to seeing her as a teacher in our community.