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Kenan-Lewis Internship
We invite recent college graduates interested in working in an independent boarding school environment to apply for a Kenan-Lewis Internship at Woodberry Forest School, a boarding school for 400 boys in grades 9 through 12 located on 1200 scenic acres in Madison County, Virginia. The internship program, established by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust in honor of alumni Frank Hawkins Kenan ’31 and Lawrence Lewis, Jr. ’37, helps interns develop the skills required of boarding school teachers while introducing them to all aspects of school life. Woodberry employs two interns annually for one-year appointments as full-time faculty members. Each Kenan-Lewis intern receives guidance from an experienced faculty member, observes classes, teaches at least one class independently, and explores professional development opportunities. Interns teach in one of the following academic areas, depending on Woodberry’s needs each year: academic development, the arts, biology, chemistry, Chinese, English, French, history, Latin, mathematics, physics, religion, and Spanish. Interns live in a school apartment on dorm and will be responsible for the boys who live there. They will participate in the extracurricular life of the school each of the three seasons of the school year as an assistant coach of one of the school’s athletic teams, or as an assistant in one of the after-school fine arts programs. 
 
Preference will be given to those candidates who have the experience and enthusiasm necessary to contribute as classroom teachers and as assistants in afternoon sports or fine arts programs. Each internship carries a salary of $26,000 plus living quarters, meals in the school dining room, and health care benefits. We accept applications from college seniors and recent graduates for the upcoming academic year’s Kenan-Lewis Internships until January 6, 2014. Candidates chosen to interview at Woodberry will be notified by March 1, 2014. Applicants should send a cover letter; a résumé indicating their previous education, employment, athletic experience, and interests; their college transcript; and three letters of recommendation to the address below. View and print the brochure

Mr. Henry Heil, Director, Kenan-Lewis Teacher Internship  |  Woodberry Forest School Woodberry Forest, Virginia 22989  |  540.672.3900 | 540.672.0928 fax  
henry.heil@woodberry.org | www.woodberry.org  
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Meet Will Sutherland ’09
Will Sutherland '09 
2013- 2014 Kenan-Lewis Intern
 
Hometown:
Corpus Christi, Texas
 
College:
BA in history from Davidson College
 
Teaching and coaching assignments:
Stories and Histories, US History
Assistant coach for Varsity and JV football, wrestling, lacrosse
 
Memorable Woodberry moments:
It was exciting to win our first home varsity football game. I also enjoyed my very first Woodberry Sunday without an English essay due the next day. Another highlight was hosting the Woodberry Christian Fellowship in my Walker C apartment.
 
On teaching boys in a boarding school setting:
I like that my job does not end at the final school bell or last whistle at practice. As a dorm master, teacher, and coach, I get to engage with my guys at every level of their Woodberry life. A boarding school gives me the opportunity to have an impact on young men I would not get in other school settings. I’m privileged to teach boys who want to learn, are motivated, and are not inhibited by outside pressures. 
Meet Lewis Affronti
Lewis Affronti
2013- 2014 Kenan-Lewis Intern

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 
College:
BS in forestry with a minor in German from Sewanee: The University of the South
 
Teaching and coaching assignments:
Biology
Assistant coach for JV Football, JV Basketball, and varsity lacrosse.
 
Memorable Woodberry moments:
It was great greeting the incoming football players during the first day of early ball, talking with them during practice, and getting to know them through team meetings.
 
On teaching boys in a boarding school setting:
It’s amazing how close a connection I ‘ve made with the boys and how those bonds and relationships build from all aspects of the school. It is a great experience to have a boy in class who I also coach in the afternoon and welcome to my table during seated meal. Seeing the guys everyday really lets me get to know them. I enjoy spending time with them.