Thursday, May 28, 2015

Congratulations to the TEP students selected for the NASA internship this summer!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Internship Opportunity

Job Information
Job ID
Job Title
Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Job Description
Therapeutic Riding Instructor Interns will work directly with Marie Lim along with other instructors. The lessons are supervised and demonstrated by Marie Lim and assisted by a horse handler and side walkers. Interns will learn the following:
1. Equine Therapy as an alternative therapy for those with special needs.
2. To use Equine Activities as a teaching aid for those with physical and/or mental disabilities.
3. Equine theory consisting of equine psychology, stable management, equine expenses and equine careers.
4. To teach our special needs students the following Equine Skills:
• English, western and bareback riding.
• How to feed, groom, handle, lead, side walk and round up the horses.
• Saddle, wash, tack, pick their hoofs and trailer load.

Requirements -
• Learn HAPPI Farm’s procedures.
• Learn extensive horsemanship and equine management.
• Learn to work with a variety of special needs.
• Possess supervisory and people management skills.
Responsibilities -
Intern will continually communicate with Mentor and assist Mentor with:
• Implement individualized rider lesson plans, including goals and objectives.
• Match riders with appropriate equines, equipment and instructional setting.
• Delegate duties for volunteers assisting with the class.
• Conduct lessons in a manner appropriate to individual needs (Mounting, dismounting, progression of skills, appropriate activities and games).
• Provide and solicit ongoing feedback.
• Document client activities and progress after each lesson.
• Monitor instructional area and enforce safety procedures and rules.
Type of Job
Job Location
Southwest Ranches, Florida 33331
Posting Date
Expiration Date
Job Requirements
Degrees Wanted
None Required
Majors Wanted
Physical Therapist Assistant
Job Targets Wanted
Education - Special Education; Psychology - Developmental; Sports and Fitness
Special Skills Wanted

Other Job Requirements
For the internship, the individual must be able to work around farm animals and able to work with individuals with conditions such as Autism, ADD/ ADHD, Amputations, Behavioral disorder and others. The perfect candidates will be students in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Counseling and ESE program.
Company Information
Company Name
Horse And Petting Pal Interaction, Inc. dba H.A.P.P.I. Farm
Employer Web Site
Company Description
At HAPPI Farm, we teach children and adults who are at risk or have special needs. HAPPI Farm's unique techniques have a positive impact by utilizing Animal-Assisted Learning and Equine Therapy to help our students develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Our programs include Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Care of Farm and Exotic Animals, Horticulture, Art Therapy, Music Therapy and our Help-Each-Other Veteran and Senior Program. Since 2011 our staff and volunteers have successfully assisted those with ASD, Down’s syndrome, behavioral and communication disorders, as well as, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, amputations and visual impairment. we hope to collaborate with leading animal researchers, social work researchers and psychologists to conduct a study on the effects of animal interaction and its link in helping people cope with suicidal thoughts and trauma.
Contact Information
Marie Lim
17800 S.W. 52 Court
Southwest Ranches, FL 33331
(954) 629-8133
Application Instructions
For more information, I can be contacted by phone at (954) 629-8133 or you can send me an e-mail at

Friday, May 15, 2015

Employment Opportunities at Chaminade-Madonna:

2 English Teacher Positions Available (must have AP experience).

2 History Teacher Positions Available (must have AP experience and  Masters level preferred).

1 Math Teacher Position Available (with possible AP experience).

1 Band Teacher Position Available

Please send your resume to Mrs. Teresita Wardlow, Principal via email at

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lauderhill 6-12 has extended an invitation to TEP students to participate in a speaking event facilitated by Dr. Marcia Tate.  She will be highlighting her book Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites. The event will be held on May 16th at Lauderhill 6-12 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  Please use the link below  to register.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A partnership with NASA has allowed Brevard Schools to offer 4 pre-service teachers an internship from June 1st – August 7th.  Participants will work with us at the camp June 8 – 30th and will spend the remaining time participating in professional development at Kennedy Space Center.  Students will receive a $6000.00 stipend dispersed in 3 installments throughout the experience.  Any students that are interested should access the online application found at