Three students pursuing their Master’s in Special Education from Stonehill College and their teacher’s license are the inaugural participants in the school’s new teacher resident program. Melanie Foster was already working at the school in the Foundations Program. Two students – Zoe Smith and Michaela Antonellis – recently began interning in the Pathfinders Program. CEO, Larry Sauer, established the program in collaboration with Elizabeth Stringer-Keefe, Ph.D. who is the Director of Graduate Education at Stonehill College
The students help provide direct services to students in the classroom and virtually. They will be learning all aspects of teaching including how to write progress reports, teaching procedures, and developing lesson plans. After an interview process, Stonehill College recommended placement with the League School’s support.
“The additional helping hands will be a real benefit to the school, and the Stonehill students will benefit from a learning environment that would be hard to match anywhere else,” said Larry. “We hope that this partnership will be ongoing, and that it helps with teacher recruitment.”