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Mesa Public Schools

School Psychology Intern

August 2020 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

Opportunities to grow, connect with staff, and discover what you like/don’t like while interning.

What I wish was different

More chances to spend time with students (not applicable because of COVID-19).

Advice

Be open to new experiences and know that some everyday tasks are repetitive! Use this time to find connections at your internship site!
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Bus Driver

May 2016 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

I am a relief driver, so everyday is a different route with different faces. My range of students that I get to drive range from regular ed., special needs, and juvenile's. This job allows me to see the diversity in these younger students and makes me really appreciative of my own life. I love being able to relate with individual students and letting them know that, despite the cards that are dealt to us, we have to play the best hand in which were given.

What I wish was different

I wish the school system wasn't so political. Everything you do, bad or good, has loop holes and contingencies that makes it working there feel like your walking on egg-shells. Part of it is simply because of the liability that comes when dealing with kids.

Advice

I would share that the ability to communicate and see from the other person's perspective is key to diffusing or appreciating another person's experience/outcome. Learning to react with knowledge and patience vs. simply emotional. This will serve you far greater then any teacher or book will ever teach you.
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High School Math Teacher

July 2019 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

It was better than typical student teaching

What I wish was different

I wish I was closer to home

Advice

I would recommend the experience if possible. The math department is amazing.
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Bus driver

August 2018 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

Flexible schedule for school work and classes.

What I wish was different

More people my age

Advice

Have fun with it and don’t let people stress you out.
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1st Grade Teacher

August 2018 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

I love planning fun and engaging lessons everyday for my students! It’s the best job ever!

What I wish was different

Advice

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