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.
After spending several years in the classroom as a high school English teacher, Sean transitioned into a Teacher Development Specialist after receiving his M.Ed. in English Education. As a testament to his successful tenure, his last group of high school students sent him off with this simple message, “we love you dad.”
Prior to enrolling in the M.A.T. in English Education program, Lesleigh taught high school English for five years. After receiving her master’s degree, she says the program was invaluable because she learned how to teach the whole child as opposed to solely focusing on students’ immediate needs.