Student Interns


Salisbury University

Berlin Intermediate is fortunate to be a Professional Development School, PDS, with Salisbury University. As a PDS site, BIS teachers, welcome Salisbury University Education Majors into our classrooms where they participate in a co-teaching environment. The collaboration between the interns and mentor teachers' provides extra assistance in the classroom, which directly benefits the students.


student interns

Pictured are: Georgia Phillips, McKenzie Mitchell, Karla Bonilla, Charles Laird, Mary Helmuth, SU PDS Liaison Patricia King, and Grace Wessels. 

Mary Helmuth
I started college in the fall of 2019 at the University of Delaware. Then, I transferred to Salisbury University in the Spring 2020. I will graduate from Salisbury University with a degree in Elementary Education in December 2021. I am from Ocean City, Md. In my free time I love to go to the beach with my friends!
McKenzie Mitchell 

My name is Ms. Mitchell, and I am currently studying to become a teacher. I go to Salisbury University, where I also play field hockey. Some of my favorite things include going to the beach, binge watching TV, doing outdoor activities, and spending time with my family! I am completing my last internship at Berlin Intermediate School, and I am so excited to be here! Before Salisbury, I went to Pocomoke High School, where I graduated in 2018.

Grace Wessels 
I was born and raised in Howard County, MD but I recently moved to Berlin, MD! I have an older brother and a blue heeler puppy named Otis. I love to go snowboarding and go fishing on our boat! 

I went to high school in Howard County, but I am now a senior at Salisbury University. I am earning my degree in elementary education, and I have a minor in psychology. I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl and had my own classroom in my house!


Intern I's:  at least 1/2 day (three hours) per week from Sept. 9 - Oct. 21 and Dec 2 - Dec. 9.  (Between Oct. 24 – Nov. 18 they will be at BIS full time) **will be full-time interns Fall 2023!
Charles Laird - Lori Romano
Georgia Phillips - Amanda Senter
Intern II's: Full-time (8 weeks)
Mary Helmuth - Chris Cockerham
McKenzie Mitchell - Melissa Vit
Grace Wessels - Kelly Thaw

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