Advanced Studies Program Internship @ The St. Paul's School
The summer following my junior year at Albion College, I worked as an intern for the Advanced Studies Program at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, where I gained valuable firsthand teaching experience. During my brief five-week relationship with the ASP, I grew by leaps and bounds as an educator, a student, and a human being. There are three key areas where I feel that I experienced the most growth: my involvement in the classroom where I supported the Forbidden Fictions class, my role as an authoritative figure in the dorm, and lastly as an individual within the ASP community as a whole. Between these three aspects, I believe that my ASP experience was a very enriching experience that not only challenged me to grow as an educator, but also helped to remind me that it is necessary to take a break and have some fun every now and then.
ASP Dorm Serenade
One of the ASP's oldest non-academic traditions are the evening serenades, which the students plan out with plenty of support from the interns in their dorm. This was a great way to have a bit of fun with the students, yet still serve as teacher in a sense.