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Garden Spot High School

Karis Mininger – Special Education Internship

Hi my name is Karis Mininger and I am interning in Mrs. Binkley’s Classroom at Garden Spot High School. I go to my internship 5 times a week during my 3rd block. The block that I spend with the class is their math block. Therefore, that is mostly what I see though Mrs. Binkley has…

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Emma Felpel – Elementary Education Internship

Hello, my name is Emma Felpel. I am a senior at Garden Spot High School, and my internship is at Blue Ball Elementary School. I am interning with Mrs. Heckman and Mrs.Bliss. I am interning in 2 different classrooms but they are both 1st grade. My responsibility is to make sure the kids are doing…

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Kate Burkholder – Agriculture Education Internship

According to the National Teach Ag Campaign, there are only 11,000 ag teachers in the U.S. which seems like a lot, but that covers all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. We are living in a time desperate for teachers, especially ag teachers. Through my interning experience at ELANCO as an Ag teacher,…

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Alex Culbert – Secondary English Education

Hi, my name is Alex Culbert and I am a senior at Garden Spot High School, which is where I am currently an Education Intern for Mr. McBride’s block two English 11 class. So far, I have learned a lot about what it means to be a teacher, and how much hard work they put…

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Matthew Casey – Chemistry Education Internship

My name is Matthew Casey and I have had the opportunity to participate in an internship for Education. I am currently interning with Mrs. Straub for Chemistry education. My day-to-day routine is a little different as the class progresses through the course. During this internship, I am mainly observing Mrs. Straub as she performs her…

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Ryli Rutt – Social Studies Education Internship

I am Ryli Rutt. I am interning with Robert Schneider, a high school history teacher at Garden Spot High School. The class I intern with is 11th-grade civics and government. I took the AP version of that class when I was a junior, which comes in handy when I need to teach or help the…

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Madison Gehr – Music Education Internship

My name is Madison Gehr and I am currently doing a music internship at Garden Spot High School. My internship is during the second block of the school day from 8:55 to 10:15. I also take it upon myself to show up early for the first block class. My day begins with the middle school…

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Josiah Smucker – Social Studies Education Internship

I am Josiah Smucker. Since January, I have been working as an Education Intern here at Garden Spot High School. I have been interning with Mr. Schneider, who teaches social studies, specifically government, and politics. My day-to-day work varies depending on where we are in the class and what the schedule looks like on that…

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Mason Musser – Elementary Education Internship

Hello, my name is Mason Musser. I am doing an Early Childhood Education internship at Blue Ball Elementary School. My mentor is Melissa Bliss, and I work with her first-grade class in the mornings. I mostly get to work with the students on their ELA (English Language Arts) work, which includes reading, writing, phonics, and…

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Grace McCarty – Elementary Education Internship

Hello! My name is Grace McCarty and I am currently interning at Brecknock Elementary. Each day I am with Julie Muhr’s third-grade class. I am still unsure of what I would like to study in college. However, I have always been interested in teaching education and I love working with kids. I attend my internship…

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Lacey McCalicher – Math Education Internship

My name is Lacey McCalicher and I am interning at Garden Spot High School for secondary math education. I go to Mrs. Crossgrove’s room during an honors pre-calc class for my education internship to learn more about what teaching entails. My job duties include observing the class being run, taking attendance, and grading some papers….

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Mackenzie Junto – Early Childhood Education Internship

Hello, my name is Mackenzie Junto and I am a senior here at Garden Spot. Last semester I was given the opportunity to work in Christina Esh’s kindergarten classroom.  Now, this semester I was working alongside Susan Aldrich in her second-grade class. She has been an amazing mentor for this journey so far and has…

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Lance Binkley – Physical Education Intern

I am interning as a physical education teacher. My internship is located at Brecknock Elementary School. I work along side my mentor, Mrs. Jackson. My job is to be a good role model, learn how to deal with kids, effectively communicate and teach well at moments, and of course learn how to be a gym…

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Abby Storm – Early Childhood Education Internship

My name is Abby Storm, and I am a senior here at Garden Spot High School. For my first semester, I have been given the incredible opportunity to be an intern at Brecknock Elementary, the same elementary school I actually attended when I first moved here to Lancaster! At Brecknock, I work as an assistant…

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Zoey Nolt – Math Education Internship

Hi, my name is Zoey Nolt, and I am a secondary math education intern at Garden Spot High School in Mr. Brandt’s Geometry Class. Through this internship, I am learning about the work that goes into guiding students through the material that is being given to them daily. Each day in my internship looks different,…

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Mackenzie Junto – Early Childhood Education Internship

Hello, my name is Mackenzie Junto and I am a senior at Garden Spot High School. This year I have been interning in a kindergarten classroom at Blue Ball Elementary School.  I hope to study early childhood education at Millersville University. My mentor for my internship is Christina Esh and she has been very inspiring…

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Nicole Ringler – Early Childhood Education Internship

Hello, my name is Nicole Ringler. My Internship takes place at Brecknock Elementary. I work as a teacher assistant in one of the first-grade classrooms. My day-to-day activities vary depending on what the teacher; Mrs. Widders, has planned for the day. On a typical day, I arrive at the beginning of class meeting where Mrs….

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Kayla Faish – Early Childhood Education Internship

Hi, my name is Kayla Faish and I’m currently an intern at Blue Ball Elementary School. I work with a kindergarten teacher, Christina Esh. I work with her class Tuesday through Thursday for two hours. I mostly help the kids with their letter sounds and words. This has been a great learning experience for me,…

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Collin Burkholder – Elementary Education Internship

Hello, my name is Collin Burkholder. I am a senior at Garden Spot High School, and my internship is at Brecknock Elementary. I am interning with Mrs. Libell, a fifth-grade teacher. I am responsible for coming up with my mini-lesson plans, teaching the mini-lesson plans I put together, and helping the kids in the classroom…

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Maggie Bauer – Elementary Education Internship

Hello! My name is Maggie Bauer, and I have been interning in a fifth-grade classroom at Blue Ball Elementary this year. I am planning to attend Eastern University, to major in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. To gain experience and observation within this field, I have had the privilege of working alongside Tara Shultz,…

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