Wawasee High School junior Noella Beck is serving an early childhood development internship during the winter trimester at Teen Parents Succeeding in Syracuse. The internship is through Wawasee High School’s Professional Career Internship Program.
While serving at TPS, Noella works under the supervision of Trish Miller, coordinator of the high school’s work-based programs, and TPS Lead Caregiver Margaret Grady.
In addition to serving as an intern, Noella and her young daughter also participate in the TPS program.
“I began looking into the TPS program last summer. I liked what I saw and became interested in serving an internship to earn classroom credit,” explains Noella. While learning new job skills, her internship also allows her to spend extra time with her daughter at TPS which she says is “an added bonus.” Noella plans to graduate early from high school next year and attend college to pursue a nursing degree.
Noella and her daughter, Adalynn, live in Syracuse with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball and crocheting scarves.