You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center - Center for Career Development - Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due October 31 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing.


Job Shadowing:

Karen Farquharson, '2005, Principal, Montessori del Mundo Charter School (Aurora, CO). Shadow Description: Montessori del Mundo is a bilingual Montessori charter school serving a diverse population of students in Aurora CO. If you are interested in urban education, ESL, bilingual education, or using your Spanish degree in the real world we invite you to shadow our school. *Interested students should be within driving distance or have plans to be in the area over break.

Kathy Klassen P‘2019, School Psychologist, Clarkstown Central Schools - High School (Location: West Nyack, NY) Shadow Description: I have worked as a school psychologist for the last 23 years. No two days have ever been the same! January 10 or 11, January 17 or 18, 2018 works well for shadowing. REQUIRED: Security and Administration will have to be aware of the visit.

David Neagley ‘2009, Assistant Principal, New Visions for Public Schools (Location: Bronx, NY) Shadow Description: Learn about what it's like to run a high school and work with an organization dedicated to increasing educational opportunities in the South Bronx. A typical day in the life of an administrator will entail teacher observation and coaching, mediating situations with students, community engagement work, etc. During the day of shadowing, you will have an opportunity to see into various roles of being an administrator and teacher at a high school in the Bronx. This is a great opportunity for aspiring teachers or leaders looking for high impact careers. Please note: Our school is accessible via the MTA Subway. REQUIREMENT: Must have government ID to come onto premises.

Lindsey Piecyk ‘2009, Director of Individual Giving; Theatre Horizon (Location: Philadelphia, PA)  Shadow Description: My job at Theatre Horizon is in Development, dealing with administrative/fundraising side of the arts. It would be an ideal fit for a student who is looking to get into theater and/or arts administration in general. I am also a private lessons music teacher at Villanova University two days a week, if a student is interested in shadowing during that experience - best dates would be Jan. 17 or 20. Read Lindsey's bio & resume here:

Andrea Powell P‘2014, Director/Teacher, Assumption Preschool (Location: Hellertown, PA)  Shadow Description: Students studying Early Childhood Education would enjoy this opportunity to observe and interact with preschool age children. Our program is largely based on the Reggio Emilia approach. Our curriculum is, therefore, emergent. We use the children's interests to develop long-term, interdisciplinary projects. Visiting students would also have an opportunity to learn about our assessment, documentation and planning methods. Our school hours are 9:00 to 1:40; **Background check and clearances required**

Lynn Schuster P‘2021, Speech Language Pathologist, Middelbrook Middle School/Wilton Board of Education. (Location: Wilton, CT)  Shadow Description: Observe middle school students with learning differences in special education classes.

Peter Vermilyea ‘1994, Social Studies Department Chair, Region One Schools (Housatonic Valley Regional High School) (Location: Falls Village, CT)  Shadow Description: Observe classes (teach a lesson if multi-day stay), discuss careers in education.

Sarah Wendt ‘1990, Director of Major Gifts, Young Women's Leadership Network (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: This organization supports a network of all girls public schools and the College Bound Initiative, a college access program that has a partnership with Gettysburg admissions.

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