Prepping for the future

SCHL richardsinterns 3col Richards High School students Marisa Snyder, Karen Lara, Natalie Barajas, Cassie Burns and Sahar Barakat were among the dozen seniors from the school who each morning in the spring hopped in their cars, and drove straight into the future. Dressed professionally, they traded Richards for elementary and middle school classrooms as they discovered whether their interests in teaching might translate into careers.

  The students worked four days per week with cooperating teachers. They observed at first, but then assisted with grading, tutoring, lesson planning, and even a little instructional delivery.