Katherine completed an internship with Suncrest Elementary as a 2nd grade intern. Here is what she has to say about her experience:
How did your internship align with your initial expectations?
I was expecting it to be a lot of work but also fun along the way. Those expectations have been met at times, but I have also found it rather easy too. Teaching just comes naturally to me!
What day-to-day tasks were part of this experience?
I participated in teaching, planning, grading, improvising, and more!
What would have better prepared you for this internship?
I would have contacted more teachers to get good ideas for my own classroom - ideas about management and so forth!
Was this experience a confirmation that you are going in the right direction, or is it a pivot to something else?
Confirmation. This experience has helped me to see this is the career I want; I feel successful and like this aligns with my passions!
Would you recommend this internship to other students?
Yes!! I think it gives you way more experience and relationships than student teaching. I feel I am more prepared for my next year of teaching than my peers who chose student teaching.