June 20, 2007

Student Teaching Placement

I found out where my student teaching placement for this fall is, Robichaud Jr./Sr. High in Dearborn Heights (literally walking distance from my house). I've been all over the school website this morning reading all the teacher bio's and getting myself excited. I had the Taylor School District (where I work and used to attend) as my first choice but I guess this will be ok, it will be nice to actually work with the kids from my neighborhood and be close to home. I am placed with a teacher named Lou Ann Davis, she teaches 10th grade English and her website is very organized and she's experienced working with high risk youth, I will attach the email I sent to her below, you'll notice my attempt to sound professional and not overly geeked!

Mrs. Lou Ann Davis,

I am a MAT (Master's in the Art of Teaching) student at The University of Michigan -Dearborn and I was told by my field placement representative that I will be working in your 10th grade classroom this fall. I was told to contact you and set up an appointment to get acquainted, and although I have tried calling the school and leaving messages for you and for Principal Harris, it has been to no avail. I found your website and decided to try contacting you through email.

I have been working in Health Education and Prevention with teens through Oakwood's non-profit Taylor and Romulus Teen Health Center's for the last nine years. I currently coordinate two peer education programs in the downriver area, I love working with teens and impacting my community for the better. I have not formally worked in a classroom, except in my health education presentations in local high schools. I have always wanted to be a teacher, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you this fall, I am incredibly excited!

Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule a meeting to discuss our future plans, I look forward to hearing from you.

Most Sincerely,
Jessica Ruelle
(Health Educator, Peer Education Coordinator)
Romulus & Taylor Teen Health Center
26650 Eureka Road, Ste. C-2 Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 942-2273 Extension 5
(734) 942-7478 Fax
(313) 520-2862 Cell

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