From Impossible to Possible: A Student Teaching Experience
Saline High School is located just south of Ann Arbor, Michigan in Saline, Michigan. The school principal is Mr. Paul R. Thibault, and the assistant principal is Mr. Clement C. Corona. The school contains less than 1000 students in four different grade levels. Saline High School is over ninety percent white with the socio-economic level of the city of Saline ranging from very affluent to middle class. I chose to do my student teaching at Saline High School for many reasons. When I was first considering different schools within a limited radius of my home town of Chelsea, Michigan, two friends (James Cameron, who teaches in Saline High School, and Joseph Rossi, who is the vice-principal of Chelsea High School and formerly taught at Saline High School) recommended me to Saline. They both advised that I 2 perform my student teaching internship with my supervising teacher being Mrs. Mary Thomas. Mary Thomas is one of the Spanish teachers in Saline High School and chairperson of the Spanish department. I met with Mrs. Thomas in the Spring of 1990 about the internship and arrived at Saline on the fourth of September with much anticipation.