Ali S.- Sudbury, MA – Junior at The Rivers School
Ali enjoys both art and children. She has experience as a babysitter and camp counselor and enjoyed a previous summer experience in the arts. Ali thought that she might be interested in a teaching career. IC placed Ali at a well-known arts center in Brookline that provides arts education for both children and adults. Her mentor, the Assistant Director, is a young woman with a Masters Degree in Arts Administration who told us about her own positive experiences as an intern.
Ali enjoyed her experience as an assistant teacher. When we visited, Ali said, “A new class comes in every week with different kids. I’m able to observe a different dynamic in each class. We’ve been working on drawings, paper mache, clay and painting. I’ve been able to observe how teachers give demonstrations and I’m learning about classroom management. The art center is next to the T stop which is so convenient.”
Ali’s mentor was so pleased with her enthusiasm and work ethic that she offered her a part-time paid position during the year to help out at birthday art parties.