Happy AmeriCorps Week!

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Nearly two decades ago, I decided that I wanted to teach at the college level. In looking back at my college experience, I tried to find a common trait that my good professors had–the professors that really stood out and I would qualify as the best in terms of helping me learn and being understanding in the classroom.

With rare exception, there was a common trait: they had all taught high school at some point in their lives.

It was then that I decided I wanted to follow the same path. I wanted to teach at the high school level first before teaching college. As a result, I applied for, and was accepted into, the Teach For America program.

This week, we celebrate all branches of the AmeriCorps program, including Teach For America. Thanks to all the volunteers and those who serve who make our cummunities great.

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