To get a better grasp of children’s health, College of Education & Human Development doctoral student Elgin Andrews is working with After-School All-Stars Atlanta — a program run by the Department of Kinesiology and Health that provides comprehensive after-school programs for at-risk students in the metro Atlanta area — to study how curriculum and policy can be geared toward urban youth to increase their overall health.
Tommy hopes the writing center he co-founded with a colleague at his current high school will help students thrive and become a space where they can not only share and learn from each other, but have a better appreciation and understanding of their own writing.
After returning to his hometown in Jackson, MS, Chaka says one of the best aspects of the M.Ed. in English Education program was its focus on pluralism and multiculturalism – two concepts he hopes to instill in his students.
Before becoming a teacher, I worked in public relations for 2.5 years for the City of Atlanta’s Housing Office and Turner Enterprises. Once I realized I didn’t like working in offices, I became a substitute teacher at the elementary school I attended. The kids loved me… more »
I was born and raised in Atlanta and attended several urban schools. Even though I struggled as a student, I had a great experience. After returning home from college, I spent a couple of years working as a barista, medical assistant and a nanny. Through… more »
Prior to moving to Atlanta with my wife, I worked with kids as a youth minister. While this was rewarding, I wanted a career working with young people in a different capacity. After settling into Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, I initially volunteered in a fifth grade… more »
I moved to Atlanta after graduating from college to pursue a career in communications given the city’s reputation for being a media magnet. I quickly discovered, however, that getting my foot in the door had more to do with who you know, not what you know.… more »
After graduating from college, I worked as an outdoor recreation therapist providing wilderness therapy, and worked with children recovering from injury in outpatient transition care for 3.5 years. These experiences motivated me to return to school to become a PE teacher because I loved working with kids… more »
I was very involved with sports throughout my youth and understood the value of staying active. After graduating from college, I immediately began working as a K-8 PE teacher and taught at the same school for six years. One year, I was team teaching with a… more »
Malika is a self-described math nerd who wants to travel the world and study how successful math teachers from other countries integrate math discourse in their classrooms as opposed to only focusing on the curriculum.