Meet Our Student Interns - Indigo Lee and Clea Steir

  • Indigo Lee

    Hi, my name is Indigo Lee, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with everybody at Burns Park again!

    I graduated from Brighton High School and have continued my education at Eastern Michigan University.  During middle and high school, I volunteered for a youth program through Big Brothers Big Sisters, which led to my passion for working with children.

    I have served as the lead preschool and pre-k teacher at IXL Learning Center in Hamburg during the summers for the past five years. I also spent time teaching an engineering class to 5th graders at Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti and completed my pre-student teaching at Edgemont Elementary in Belleville.  Last year, I completed my reading practicum experience at Burns Park with Mrs. Wood! 

    I plan to graduate this December with a degree in elementary education and integrated sciences. I'm passionate about the sciences and love rattling off random science facts. Did you know that earthworms have five hearts?!

    When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé Josh, playing with our four-year-old daughter, exploring the great outdoors, gardening, caring for feral cats, and volunteering at a local horse sanctuary. 

    I’m excited to be a part of the Burns Park family and cannot wait to work with you and your children!

    Clea Steir

    Hello! My name is Clea Steir, and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with Ms. Chester’s fourth-grade class and the rest of the Burns Park Elementary School community!

    I am so fortunate to have had so many experiences thus far through the University of Michigan’s School of Education and the various school placements and opportunities offered. I have worked as a tutor at Motts Children's Hospital and Peace Neighborhood Center and completed pre-student teaching at Perry Early Learning Center and Pattengill Elementary.  I am very excited to begin my student teaching and to grow as a learner, communicator, leader, and supporter.

    I grew up in Farmington, Connecticut, which is a small suburb outside of Hartford, Connecticut. Although I am not from Michigan, most of my family attended the University of Michigan, including my three sisters, my parents, my aunt, and two of my cousins – Go Blue! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, traveling, running, writing, watching documentaries, and playing with my dog, Lola – a big, fluffy Great Pyrenees!

    I would consider myself a very outgoing and personable individual who cares significantly about the relationships that I make with people from all different upbringings and experiences. I am so passionate about creating a strong, trustworthy relationship with all students in order for them to open up about their thinking, feel comfortable in the classroom, and be able to learn in the most beneficial and enjoyable way possible.

    I can’t wait to work with you and your children throughout this upcoming school year! I know it will be a great experience for everyone!