From The Intern's Desk

Dear Parents,

                Hello, my name is Rebecca Mauter and I will be interning in your child’s classroom this semester. As part of my educational program at the University of South Florida, I am required to complete a full semester of internship in a Pinellas County School. I will be in your child’s classroom for the next three months. I will be assisting and instructing the students throughout the semester.

                I was born, raised, and attended school in the St. Petersburg area. I did leave St. Petersburg for a period of three years when I graduated from high school to attend the University of Central Florida. While in Orlando, I not only obtained my Associates in Arts Degree, but I also found that I wanted to be a teacher. With this in mind, I moved back to St. Petersburg and started school at the University of South Florida. It has been a long journey, but I am now in my final internship, here, at Kennedy Middle School. I am very excited to be able to work with not only Mrs. Andrews, but also with your children.

                I am very much looking forward to completing my final internship with your children at Kennedy Middle School. While interning, I will be learning exciting and effective teaching techniques that will benefit your child’s education. I will strive to teach interesting and motivating lessons that will enable your child to be creative and learn in new ways. I look forward to this semester with excitement and anticipation and believe it will be a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

                Throughout my internship in your child’s class, I will be videotaping and taking photographs of myself teaching and working with children. All videos will be reviewed by me and my cooperating teacher. If I include your child’s picture in my portfolio, then I will need to get your permission first. There will be no video or pictures of students used on the internet. Please sign the form below and have your child return it to school. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                Sincerely, 

                                                                                                                                              Rebecca Mauter