Hi, my name is Haileigh Gattinella and I am a freshmen this year. I have lived in Rhode Island my whole life with my parents and my little sister. I am studying to become an Elementary/Special Education teacher. Over winter break, I spent a lot of time hanging with my family and friends. My favorite thing I did over vacation was going away with my best friend Katelyn. We spent over a week in Florida visiting her family in Fort Lauderdale and mine in Miami. I was able to see my little cousins, who if I am lucky, I get to see every one to two years. We spent a lot of time going to three different beaches and numerous shopping places. We also got to go horse back riding and hit around at the driving range.
I am taking this class because it is part of education majors requirements to apply to the school of education.
When I am not in class I enjoy playing softball. I have been playing softball for over 12 years now. I have played on numerous recreation teams, three travel teams that played year round, and all four years I was in high school. I danced for 14 years starting at the age of two and a half. I have been to competitions for one of the classes I was in. I also spend a lot of time working at a daycare. I work with children who are 3 and 4 years old and I work with children who are in elementary school. I love doing volunteer work for the Special Olympics. I was on a state level committee last year for all the high schools in the state. I have talked at two forums. One forum had over 400 people there and the other had 100. I was able to present at one with Michelle Kwan. I have played on a Little League Challengers Baseball team for 4 years with young kids who have disabilities. In the summer I spend a lot of time at the beach. I love watching and playing football! I also love spending time with my family and friends.