Dear Co-Operating Teacher,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Anna Hipperson. I have lived in Regina my entire life and attended Marion McVeety School and Sheldon Williams Collegiate. I loved my four years at Sheldon and only have positive memories of high school. I think I can attribute my good experience of high school to the teachers whose classroom I was in. I am currently in my third year in Education with a major in Health Education and a minor in Special Education. I look forward to my pre-internship this current semester, and my internship in the fall.
In high school I was heavily involved in extra curricular activities. I played basketball for all four years of high school and was part of the volleyball and track team in my first two years of high school. In grade twelve, I was part of the Cultural Day committee. When I reflect on my high school experience, the majority of my memories involve extra curricular activities. Since I graduated from high school, I have been an assistant coach for various high school teams throughout the city. Therefore, I would enjoy being part of extra curricular activities in the school that I am placed in.
In my second year of Education, I was placed in the Jr. FIAP classroom at W. H. Ford Elementary School. In this classroom, I helped the teacher during group lessons, and had the opportunity to work with various students during independent time. I loved my time spent there, and learned so much about the patient and understanding teacher I hope to be in the future. While working in this classroom, I grew an interest for pursuing a minor in Inclusive Education, and eventually ended up switching from a minor in Mathematics to Inclusive Education.
I am excited to spend my three-week pre-internship in your classroom as I begin my experiences as a teacher and see high school through a teacher’s lens.