Kristen Terpenny realized just how well her Lynch School years had prepared her for classroom challenges when she took her first teaching job at Long Island's Sachem High School three years ago. Now enrolled in the master's of educational leadership program, she's bolstering herself to run a public school.
"The program courses have strong practical applications," Terpenny says. "I can directly relate the content that we're going over in class to the work I do in my practicum."
Terpenny will spend 300 hours this year shadowing the principal of Needham High School, a process she compares to a doctor-in-training's intense medical rounds. Meanwhile, she's brainstorming ideas for a collaborative project at Needham.