Mentor: Maria Dicintio, Nevada City School of the Arts
Student: Kaya Jones
Kaya Jones from the class of 2021 is interning as a Teacher’s Assistant for her mentor, Maria Dicintio, in her Third Grade class at the Nevada City School of the Arts, and loving every minute of it.
Kaya has been working with the third graders on math activities, reading to them, engaging them in movement activities and art projects, and helping them as they buddy with the kindergarteners. Throughout all of these experiences, Kaya is fully engaged in learning what it means to be an educator.
She’s finding out that it’s incredibly rewarding, as much as it is exhausting. Still, Kaya feels that the entire experience is really helping her make plans for her future.