San Leandro High School
Since 2015, we have partnered with San Leandro High School, where we have placed many of our student teachers. Catie Rice was one of the first and paved the way for many more success stories. Academy alumna Audrey Brown, the chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department at San Leandro High, exclaims “Academy students are certainly the most effective student teachers I have had in a long time, going back to 1997.”
While at San Leandro High, students apply the methods for teaching art they learned at the school under the guidelines of the director, Marybeth Tereszkiewicz, including role-playing and creation of adaptable lesson plans. Both, says Brown, exhibited ample content knowledge, dedication, and enthusiasm, as well as “an infinite capacity for meeting the challenges of teaching in an urban school.” Catie Rice received her Credential/MAT in 2016 and has already been promoted to Chairperson of her art department.