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Graduate Program: Educational Policy and Foundations (EDPF)
Undergraduate Degree, Institution: Social Studies Education (7-12), Miami Uviveristy of Ohio
Trinity Nonprofit Agency: Carmen High School, Special Assistant ot Head of Schools
My AmeriCorps program focused on educational services in Chicago. I was placed in a startup
charter high school and performed a variety of responsibilities inside and outside of the
classroom. In addition to co-teaching 9th grade social studies, I managed after school
programming, which included tutoring and enrichment. I also founded student council and
coached girl’s softball, as well as created several service learning opportunities for students
within the community.
Like my AmeriCorps experience, Trinity placed me in a charter network that currently has three
campuses in Milwaukee. My first year focused heavily on expansion and I learned a lot about
working with the school board, superintendent, and community organizations. In my second
year, I worked more closely with the network administration team and had the privilege of
working with school leaders to develop their instructional leadership. I was able to apply a lot of
my course work to my Trinity placement.
I loved my academic experience because there are several great professors in the EDPF
program. They truly teach with a social justice lens and challenged me consistently throughout
my time at Marquette. I plan to reach out to them as I move forward in my journey and am
grateful for their mentorship. I’ve definitely become a more open minded and flexible person as
a result of my Trinity experience.
I am moving to southern California to join the leadership team of a startup charter high school.
Assistant Vice Principal, USC College Prep Santa Ana
Carole Ferrara, Director
Carolyn Swabek, Assistant Director
Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
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