My Educationl Experiences

Field Experiences

Foutnain HillFountain Hill Elementary School
: My first field experience at Moravian College was at Fountain Hill Elementary School in the Behtlehem Area School District. I was place in Miss Hernandez's second grade class. Seeking certification in Secondary Education, I was apprehensive about working with such young students. However, after just one day in the field I loved everything about the class. I was able to assist with centers and collecting work, and Miss Hernandez allowed me to teach two mini-lessons during my time there. I was greatful for the opportunity to work with younger students and to work through my own lesson.

NortheastNortheast Middle School Also in the Bethlehem Area School District, I was placed in Northeast Middle School for my second field experience. I had the chance to work with Ms. Arena in eighth grade special education. This was a unique experience because I had the opportunity to work closely with students with learning disabilities or delays while also experiencing numerous subject areas in middle school. I assisted with administering tests and provided in class support to science, math, history, and language arts classrooms.
South Mountain
South Mountain Middle School: My final field experience was at South Mountain Middle School in the AllentownSchool Distsrict. I worked with Miss Boyer in seventh grade ESL and ELL math. This was a brand new experience to me. I had never had a lot of interaction with Enlgish Language Learners, and I was able to teach two lessons, help with grading, and work individually with ESL and ELL students to keep them up-to-date with what they were learning in class.

Other Experiences with Children
Pennsylvania Youth Theatre: I am currently employed at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre in Bethlehem, PA as the Glee Club instructor. I began at PYT in October of 2009 as a drama division intern. In this position, I helped the drama teachers with numerous acting and movement classes. At the end of the 2009-2010 year, I was asked to come on as the dance instructor for the first year of PYT's Glee Club for 2010-2011. I worked closely with a music director who also serves as a music teacher in the Allentown School District. Together, we chose songs for the children to sing and taught them dances. They performed at numerous voice concerts, PYT's spring show, and at a Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs baseball game. I will be continuing work with PYT in June, as I will be choreographing "The Lion King" during a one-week summer camp.

Touchstone Theater: In the spring of 2010, I worked with Touchstone Theater in Bethlehem, PA to assist with the Young Playwright's Lab. This eight-week program was based out of Saucon Valley Middle School. I went to the school twice a week with a teacher at Touchstone, and we helped the students create, develop, and ultimately write their own plays.
Kids in the Park
Kids in the Park & Teens in the Park: For the summer of 2011, I will be serving as the arts and crafts teacher for both Kids in the Park and Teens in the Park in Woodbridge, NJ. In this position, I will be creating sets and costumes for children, who in a two-week period, learn music, lines, assist with building the set, and put on a performance. There are three different sessions spanning over a six-week period.