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Meet Jayne Kaspar, Surgical Technology Adjunct Faculty Member
Focus of this Month's Spotlight!

What do you teach? How long have you taught at COD?

Surgical Technology, 8 months

What did you want to be “when you grew up?"

A nurse

What is your favorite show/TV series AND/OR What book are you reading now? 

I am really into Emily in Paris. It’s such an easy show to get into and keep up with when I have a chance!

Do you have a favorite vacation spot? (from childhood or more recently?

My vacations consist of visiting my three sisters in Las Vegas, NV; Palm Desert, California; and Austin, TX.

What attracted you to teaching?

Working as a Surgical Tech at Elmhurst Hospital really opened my eyes to how much I loved sharing my knowledge with new hires and students during their clinical rotations. I remember loving my instructor at COD and hoping one day I could do what she did!


In what ways does your work help students succeed? 

I like to keep things light and relatable. Giving real life examples and stories help connect text book content to clinical experience.


Who inspires you?

My boss, Anna Campbell, and my fellow adjunct instructors: Candice Johnson, Jenny Cerpa, Anna Marzullo, and Ania Bucur. They have been the most welcoming and helpful group to begin this journey with and I really can’t thank them enough for all they do to help me grow into a great educator!

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