Date of Award

Summer 2020

Degree Type

Restricted to Claremont Colleges Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Teacher Education Internship Program (MA/Credential)


School of Educational Studies

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Jen Strom

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Claudia Bermudez

Rights Information

2020 Karsen A Meerkreebs


This ethnography is the narrative compiling my time as a first year Intern teacher. While this document is just the beginning of my journey as an educator, it proved extremely beneficial when I was able to look at how much growth had occurred. It is vital to know who and where you teach in order to best serve your students. Over the year I interviewed students, their families, my coworkers, and individuals throughout the community to paint myself a better picture of the community I was working alongside. Through this committed research I sought to find my place as a Social Justice Educator for my students now and in the future, which I believe that I have begun this year.



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