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Teach for America

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April 2023

I was accepted as a Teach for America Corp member during my junior year of college. I chose to work with special education students in the bronx as I knew I wanted to work in a community I knew well and wanted to support.
I am incredibly proud of my work as a head teacher of special education in the South Bronx. It has been a challenging journey, but it has also been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

When I first started my job as a head teacher, I knew that I had a lot of work to do. I was responsible for leading a classroom and a cross functional team of assistants and therapists through an unprecedented time in history. COVID-19 had just hit, and we were forced to teach a blended program, both in person and remotely. It was a daunting task, but I was determined to make it work.

Using data-based techniques, NYC curricula, and creative curriculum, I built a classroom community that thrived even in a remote setting. I worked hard to create engaging lesson plans that would keep my students focused and motivated. I also made strong connections with both parents and administration to ensure a cohesive and supportive community.

Through all of this hard work, I am proud to say that my students made huge leaps and bounds. For example, some of my students joined my class unable to speak, and they graduated into gifted and talented classes. Watching their progress was incredibly inspiring and fulfilling.

Looking back on my time as a Teach For America corps member, I am incredibly proud of what I have accomplished. I know that my hard work has made a real difference in the lives of my students, and they in mine.

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