TVHS Intern of the Month

TVHS Intern of the Month
Posted on 04/05/2017
Intern news

TVHS April Interns of the Month:  Cara Higginbottom, Emma Kertis, Tyler Blickley, and Aidan Porter

Three years ago, TVHS students were interested in helping elementary students who wanted to learn string instruments. This created a new internship opportunity!  Two high school Interns started the “strings” program with seven students. Forward to three years later—Four interns are currently working with approximately 40 students!!  TVEC Music Teacher, Melissa Ebeling, said the interns “…create a great atmosphere for learning; they evaluate students and develop learning strategies to meet varying student needs…the interns create games to help review content; they have good classroom management, and use clear language when giving directions and preparing students to play.”  Intern Cara Higginbottom, (who recently represented TVHS in a symphony orchestra at the Young Artists Performance Series at Carnegie Hall) “…strongly believes that learning how to play a musical instrument helps with child development and gives everyone a source of joy listening to the music.”  The interns continue to create and build a solid rapport with the elementary students helping them with note reading and playing.  These students show a great deal of commitment, leadership, and initiative as they seek ways to actively engage students and make learning fun!  Congratulations to the TVEC “Strings” Interns!  Thank you for all you do to inspire the elementary students to pursue their musical passions.  Thank you, to Mrs. Ebeling, as well as High School Music Teacher, Tonna Dieter, for all your help and guidance with the TVEC Strings Program! 

For more information about Twin Valley’s Internship Program, please contact Mrs. Angela Morgan at amorgan@tvsd.org or Mrs. Gwen Werner at gwerner@tvsd.org.

Pictured left to right:  TVEC Music Teacher, Melissa Ebeling and students:  Aidan Porter, Tyler Blickley, Emma Kertis, and Caralyn Higginbottom