Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired its first intern in the school’s new classical Lutheran education internship program.
Steven Krycho, a Faith Lutheran School alumnus who is currently a senior at Concordia University Wisconsin has been selected as the first participant in the program. Krycho is currently studying classical pedagogy and intends to teach for a few years before studying pastoral theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Krycho will intern at Faith Lutheran School for the month of August, observing teacher and administrator preparation for the new school year and also working with educators and staff when students return to the classroom in the middle of the month.
“This classical Lutheran education internship is different from traditional student teaching,” explained Faith Lutheran School of Plano Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie. “Mr. Krycho will be able to experience the beginning of the school year teacher and administrator duties and responsibilities such as planning for a school year, first day of school routines, and the first two weeks of school. And he will prepare and teach no less than two lessons under the supervision of a mentor.”
Classical Lutheran education internships are designed to be about four weeks long, rather than the typical 10 weeks or full semester timeframe that is typical of student teaching. Interested students may complete multiple internships at various campuses throughout their education as part of this program.
“This idea is very new,” said Kieser. “Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has had two students complete similar internships. Faith Lutheran School of Plano’s participation is a flagship opportunity for Mr. Krycho….the first internship in this program to be completed away from the CUW campus. We are proud to participate in such a program that furthers the experiences of our future classical Lutheran educators.”
About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and provides classes from pre-school three-year-olds through grade 12. School curriculum is based on the classical model of education. The school’s educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts. Faith Lutheran School was founded in 1971, when the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established preschool for children of the congregation. The school’s high school offers both online and traditional classroom course offerings. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit the school’s web site at www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.