aster of Arts in Teaching alumna Marisa Laudano MAT ’17 began the 2016-17 school year ready to begin her final internship at Fair Haven School in New Haven. It would be her final opportunity to observe and contribute under supervision before beginning her own career.
However, just two weeks into the internship, Laudano’s role would change. A kindergarten teacher unexpectedly took a leave of absence, thrusting her into the position of long-term substitute.
When she stepped in to lead the classroom, the focus was the management system, including rules and routines and putting a curriculum in place. All of Laudano’s training and prior experiences immediately came to the forefront.