Kenan Fellow/Mentor Partnership

My partnership with my mentor is what has made this experience so great.  We wanted to both learn from each other.  I feel as though I gained a great contact and a friend.

I worked with my mentor and other professionals at Keihin.  It was very important and beneficial for me to see how they all tied together.

My “ah-ha” moment was being able to witness problem solving in a meeting.  They were behind on production on one of their lines, and all departments were working together to come up with a solution.  It made me realize the importance of group work and communication.  I knew then I had to incorporate more group work and problem solving activities in my classroom.

I was able to work side-by-side with my mentor and on my own.  I think the alone time was very important because it gave me time to reflect and write down all my ideas.

I know I can always call on David for anything I need.  He is willing to help me and give back to his community and surrounding communities.  It is apparent that he cares about education and knows the importance of a great education.

We do plan to work together once my fellowship ends.  I will have him come talk to my class yearly to get them excited about different professions they have at their fingertips.

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