Student Information

Student Name

Catalina Dubon-Gutierrez




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Academies @ Englewood

Mentor(s):Christina McGrath

Topic of Internship

High School Education

Background Information

The Academies @ Englewood is an academic honors program at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey. It was created by Dr. John Grieco in an effort to diversify Dwight Morrow High School. The program was officially created in 2002 with four academies: Information Systems, Law and Public Safety, Finance, and Pre-Engineering. The Bio-Medicine academy was then added in 2004. Students from various towns in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties apply to the Academies @ Englewood program to enroll in higher education courses and attend one of the five academic focuses under the program. The Academies @ Englewood also encourages high school students to prepare themselves for college.

Summary of Internship

As an intern for Ms. McGrath, freshman and junior English teacher, itís my job to assist her with various tasks throughout the day. I help her grade a lot of objective assignments, file, and make copies. I have also taken over classes with a substitute when she is not here, which has helped me confidently guide younger students. I have observed many class discussions, and have seen first hand how much the freshman and juniors have changed throughout the year. They have learned to read, write, and eloquently express their ideas. Furthermore, I have also helped Ms. McGrath organize and keep track of assignments. Senior Experience has helped me realize the importance of education. Successfully being able to teach and communicate with students is the key to helping them strive and to guarantee them bright future.

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