Meet our 2020 Teaching Fellows
College: Robert Morris University
Fun Fact: I can recite the whole Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire movie
College: Cornell University
Fun Fact: I’m going to publish my own poetry book this summer
College: Philander Smith College
Fun Fact: My favorite animated movie is Shrek.
College: Princeton University
Fun Fact: I am a big Lord of the Rings nerd 🙂
College: Haverford College
Fun Fact: My most streamed song on Spotify is “Two” by The Antlers
College: Columbia University
Fun Fact: I’ve dyed my hair a lot!
College: The University of Texas at El Paso
Fun Fact: I know the lyrics to every single Disney song 🙂
College: Bryn Mawr College
Fun Fact: I played water polo for 3 years in high school!
College: University Of Pittsburgh
Fun Fact: I have way to many house plants!!
College: Trinity Washington University
Fun Fact: I enjoy watching 90’s sitcoms
College: Howard University
Fun Fact: I have played the cello for over 8 years.
College: College of Wooster
College: Virginia Tech
Fun Fact: I am a Lionel Messi stan.
College: Arizona State University
Fun Fact: I am very good at karaoke!
College: Haverford College ’18, Harvard Graduate School of Education ’19
Fun Fact: I make some really good (re: awful but like also great?) math parody music videos.
Course taught during 2019-2020 school year: 7th Grade Math in the School District of Philadelphia
Favorite thing about being a teacher: There’s lot of things that make teaching rewarding, but I think my favorite thing is how silly I can be while teaching. If you’re not a silly person, then you don’t need to be silly while teaching. But I’m a very silly person, and while the act of teaching is inherently deeply political and serious, I adore that I can be myself without reservation while teaching. While it’s not true in every environment, if you find a school where the culture lets you be you and embrace that, it’s a beautiful thing- both for you and your students to witness!
College:University of Pittsburgh, MAT 2006-2010, 2010-11′
Fun Fact: I recently started writing haikus. Sometimes I do stand-up comedy routines to myself in the car.
Course taught during 2019-2020 school year: 4th Grade Math/Math Instructional Coaching
Favorite thing about being a teacher: It’s a form of art & justice!
College: University of Pennsylvania
Fun Fact: I grew up in Chicago and moved to Hong Kong when I was 12.
Course taught during 2019-2020 school year: 7th Grade Science
Favorite thing about being a teacher: Teachers have such an incredible privilege of impacting the future generations!