Chantelle Jones Interns at Brockbank Elementary

By Rebecca Greene
Intern - Chantelle Jones

Chantelle Jones, a senior at Spanish Fork High School, is currently an intern at Brockbank Elementary school. She works in a kindergarten classroom with Mrs. Farr taking on tasks such as reading stories to the children and helping them master their numbers, letters, and word families. Jones’ favorite part of her internship is interacting with the kids. “I absolutely love children! I always have,” Jones exclaimed. She can’t help but enjoy observing how unique each student is and how they respond to different situations.
Interning in the classroom, Chantelle has realized what she wants to become when she graduates and goes to college. Her ambition is to eventually major in elementary education and get an endorsement for teaching kindergarten. “I wanted to do something to help others,” said Jones. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do; then, I thought what better thing to be than a teacher.” Besides the fact that she loves the children, a major motivation for her career choice involved a quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero. It said, "What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?"