CEIP Intern Spotlight: Eliza Eagan


Eliza Eagan, CEIP Intern

Since I was younger, I have always been an outgoing person. I always will help someone out whenever they need it. I also have also been the type of person that always wants to be active. One of my favorite things to do is hangout with my family. My family and I have an amazing close relationship with one another. We are always doing things together, going places and sometimes just hanging out at home spending time together. As far as sports,  I have played softball since I was about 7 years old. I played basketball for a short period of time, but then I realized that it was not the sport for me. I was thinking about playing soccer, but I am not a big runner so that sport was not a match for me. But I have stuck with softball all these years and I love it. I was also part of the yearbook club for a couple of years. That was very fun. I love creating and designing things. I was able to take pictures, edit pictures, create pages and overall just help design the school yearbook. Hobbies outside of school that keep me busy are cooking, baking, and helping my neighbors everyday. I have always loved cooking and baking. At one point, I even took a decorating class for baking because I was so into it. As far as working with my neighbors, I have helped her out since she moved here with her rescue animals.

When we were making our schedules last year for senior year, Mrs. Morck brought up the idea of doing an internship for Elementary Education. At first, I was not sure if it was going to be too much for me or even fit into my schedule. I have gone with my mom, many times, over the past couple years to help in her classroom. If I was not able to do it this year I would not have been too disappointed since I have some experience already. But it did fit into my schedule and I am so happy it did. In  the beginning, I was debating between interning with a second or third grade teacher. I heard back from Mrs. Adam’s first, so that is where I ended up! It also worked out well because my mom teaches 2nd grade so I had already observed and worked with 2nd graders. I go there every day for 40 minutes. When I first started going down there, we were doing bigger group work. Now that the year has gone on, we have broken up into smaller groups. Normally, she teaches one group and I will be with the other group. Working in smaller groups has definitely taught me a lot. I am very happy that I was able to do this internship this year because it is setting me up for exactly what I am headed to college to study!

As I said, after I graduate, I am going to college for elementary education. I am not sure about the school yet, but I have been on many college visits. I have narrowed my list down to a few and now I am just trying to figure out the rest of it. I am very excited to pursue something that I have known I wanted to do since second grade. I can’t wait for the years to come after graduation!