Warrior Spotlight

Warrior Spotlight: Gabrielle Costello

Gabby Costello is an elementary education major hoping to become a teacher in grades 4th-6th or in a Montessori preschool. Costello knew since she was in preschool that she wanted to become a teacher! “My mom was a teacher, [and] a lot of my family members work in the school system. I wanted to follow in their footsteps,” she said.

Costello originally heard about Rochester Christian University through the athletic programs and was recruited to play volleyball. She enjoys the small, tight-knit community that Rochester brings. With smaller class sizes, she is able to connect and get to know her classmates and professors better.

Since her time as a student, she has gained clinical hours at Long Meadow Elementary School and Hampton Elementary School in grades 3rd and 4th. Costello is busy taking 5 classes this semester and tutoring in the ACE lab.

“My greatest hope is to be that teacher who everyone knows cares about them and is a safe person and classroom to be around. In life, I hope to be a great friend and daughter, and to make the people around me better and find joy in life,” she said.