HUHS TEACHERS COMPLETE EXTERNSHIPS OVER SUMMER
This summer multiple teachers from Hartford Union High School took to local businesses and corporations to help form their teaching practices for the upcoming school year. An externship provides a teacher with a short, practical experience in a field to enhance study or instruction. Teachers worked closely with employee volunteers that were willing to walk them through the day-to-day routines that their job entailed. Teachers can apply their experiences in the classroom by giving students real-life examples, problems to overcome, and possible career opportunities for our students.
The following HUHS teachers applied for and were selected to complete externships over the last few weeks:
Jeff Carter, English Teacher - Externship at The Hartford Booster
Jessica Carter, English Teacher – Externship at Broan Nutone in Hartford
“My week was interesting and overwhelming at times. I plan to apply some of my findings to either my Composition class or to the new seminar section (Tech. Writing). I did have to give a presentation to the Plant manager and different department managers at the end of the week in which I developed a prezi for.”
Michelle Schueller, Math Teacher – Externship at West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
“I went to West Bend Mutual Insurance on July 12th and 13th to job shadow many different positions at the organization. They told me some ideas as to how I can incorporate insurance, finance, IT and actuary into my math classes. Everyone was very helpful and they would like to see more students doing internships there during the summer.”
Michelle Kutz, Business & Marketing Teacher, Externship at EPIC Creative
Erica Dimka, Alternative Education Teacher, Externship at Mayville Engineering Company Inc.
“For my externship with MEC (Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.) during the first week of August, I was able to learn about the different opportunities available there, ranging from entry level positions to ones that required more training or schooling, such as tool and die making, welding, CAD, and engineering. I also learned more about the company’s history making shotgun shell reloaders, and I toured the larger painting locations in Beaver Dam. It was very interesting to get an in-depth exposure to the different areas and jobs, and everyone at MEC was very welcoming and happy to share what they do. “