Angeles Mission College
Programs Allows Professionals to Sample Teaching Careers
a play on the old saying, "Those who can, do
teach." That will soon apply to two professionals who will spend
the fall semester as teaching interns under the tutelage of Mission College
instructors David Jordan and Myriam Mekelburg. Its made possible
by Project MATCH, a Los Angeles Community College District program designed
to train interns interested in teaching at the community college level.
Jordans intern is Jonathan Jackman (at right, in photo with Jordan),
a private attorney specializing in intellectual property law. As part
of his legal duties, Jackman has conducted seminars about certain aspects
of the law for the employees of corporate clients. "I really enjoy
doing that, particularly the interaction with people who are trying to
understand the law," he said. Those experiences got Jackman to thinking
about a career that would combine the practice of law with the teaching
of it. When he heard about the MATCH program, he signed up right away.
Jackman will assist in Jordans Introduction to Law class. Jordan
knows that the MATCH program works. A previous intern of his now heads
the paralegal program at West Los Angeles College and a second former
intern now teaches one of Mission Colleges on-line paralegal classes.