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NADINE

DENVER, '15, '16

"My coach was fantastic and gave great feedback. It is clear that she is so knowledgeable about teaching and working with students. She has a presence that I think all of us in the STEM department are striving to have."

Nadine will join the Math Fellows at Denver Public Schools in fall 2017. 

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ANTOINETTE

BOSTON, '15

"One highlight was absolutely the students. Not just in my club and classes, but even having small random conversations down the hallway or out on the turf made every day worth it."

Antoinette is an Associate Teacher at Brooke Charter Schools.

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ANNE

DENVER, '15

"The only word that I can use to describe this summer is joyful. I have never been a part of something where every day - no matter what had occurred - I walked away wanting to come back the next day. Over the course of the summer, I grew as a teacher, a co-worker, a friend, and person. This is truly the best way to spend a summer."

Anne is a resident at Memphis Teacher Residency.

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ERIN

BOSTON, '16

“The training was incredibly helpful. I loved the parts of training that involved the 'little' things -- like how to shake students hands, how to introduce ourselves, how to stay calm and talk to students who are acting out, etc.”

Erin will join the MATCH Teacher Residency in the fall 2017.

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DEVON

BOSTON, '16

"I had a student come in at the beginning of the summer telling me she didn't like math and almost failed the class in 7th grade. Today, on her last day, she had such a blast doing all the problems and told me, 'I've changed my mind, I actually love math now!'"

Devon will join the Associate Teacher Corps at Brooke in fall 2017. 

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YSABEL

BOSTON, '16

“I see now more than ever how important and rewarding teaching is. I love the kids. I enjoyed being around the Teaching Fellows. I feel like my work is fulfilling."

Ysabel will join the Associate Teacher Corps at Brooke in fall 2017. 

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JULIA

BOSTON, '16

“I absolutely loved having small classes where there was one on one time with the students. I think it really gave me the opportunity to get to know the students and it made me realize that every student is special and has a story."

Julia will join the Teaching Fellowship at KIPP MA in fall 2017. 

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AISHA

BOSTON, '16

“I enjoyed learning from my teaching coach and grew all around. Others should join Generation Teach because it's a positive experience and I feel like kids need someone that looks like them as a teacher. Representation is so important."

Aisha will join the Teaching Fellowship at KIPP MA in fall 2017. 

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KEYANA

BOSTON, '16

I am most excited to be in a full-time teaching position while receiving an incredible amount of support and feedback. During my time as a teaching fellow, I will be working alongside and receiving support from my lead teacher, fellow teaching fellows, and the KIPP MA leadership team.”

KeYana will join the Teaching Fellowship at KIPP MA in fall 2017. 

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ALEX

DENVER,  '16

"Last summer, the turning point for me was feeling able to respond to any situation. Special events allowed me to collaborate with college students and build meaningful relationships with students outside the classroom. I got hands-on experience working with kids and am open to teaching as a career in the future. It was amazing and really fun."

Alexandra is a student at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School. 

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KALINA

DENVER, '15, '16

"My coach was incredibly consistent and specific with feedback. She gave our department gradual leadership roles in our department meetings, and worked really hard to build strong relationships with us. A highlight for me was watching my students own their education by leading their own reading groups, and seeing them challenge each other in the process."

Kalina was a student at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy during her summer fellowships. 

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FERNANDA

DENVER, '16

"I loved Teaching Fellow training. It gave me so much motivation and insight into what teaching really is. I also loved the hands-on practice and the intimacy of the training days. We became a family in so few days. GT was and still is home for me." 

Fernanda is a student at the Denver School of Science and Technology - Cole. 

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TONY

denver, '16

"The identity workshops really opened my eyes to who I am and how our identities influence the way we see and respond to the world. The emphasis on reflection was good; it was nice to come back together and hear about every one else's day. I am seriously considering a career in education."

Tony is a student at STRIVE Prep - SMART Academy in Denver. 

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DENVER, '16

"The kids are so amazing, and I loved spending every single day with them even though teaching is hard. Teaching is such a rewarding experience; it's fun; and it actually does change the lives of teacher and kids!"

Tristan is a student at the Denver School of Science and Technology - Cole. 

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ACE

DENVER, '15, '16

"I succeeded and failed – I grew and actually enjoyed the process along the way. That is exactly what Generation Teach is about."

Acelynn grew up in Denver and is earning her degree at Colorado College. 

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DENVER, '15, '16

"The fellowship exposes Teaching Fellows to the most essential aspects of being a teacher without throwing them into a situation they aren't yet ready to handle. The culture of constant feedback and the availability of coaches and directors at all times make it an ideal place to learn, grow, and implement new strategies as teachers. As a result, we all improve without being overwhelmed. We develop skills, mindsets, and principles that will be valuable no matter what profession we ultimately pursue."

Julius grew up in Denver and is a student at Columbia University. 

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BOSTON, '15, '16

"The relationships I built with my advisees were my #1 highlight. After getting to know them all summer, to see their faces light up at Ed Expo was great. My turning point was actually not in the classroom, but at the Careers in Education event. It was there that I realized, or better yet – remembered, how important the work we do is. GT is a time to learn about yourself and your community, and where you belong in the education field." 

Nicolle grew up in Boston and is earning her degree at Williams College. 

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denver, '14; boston, '15

"Generation Teaching gives both students and teaching fellows skills they can apply to just about everything in their life outside of teaching. I have improved my interpersonal and management skills tremendously. I have also learned to do what it takes to get the results that I am looking for inside my classroom and my life."

Preston grew up in Denver and is a student at Bowdoin College. 

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TYLER

DENVER, '15, '16

“The belief that no kids are 'bad apples,' and that each child has the capacity for greatness, struck me about GT. To see it here, before the academy even started, really inspired me. I’ll admit that, on the first day, I felt a little bogged down by students who really didn’t want to be there, and part of me wanted to believe that they would stay that way, that I would have to try to change their minds for five weeks. I had assumptions that middle schoolers were lazy, but I realized through actual teaching that nothing is permanent, and these stereotypes aren’t true. Providing each student with attention and care, and creating a positive classroom environment can smash these stereotypes.”

Tyler is a teaching intern at Amherst Regional Middle School in Amherst, MA. He is earning a master's degree from UMass-Amherst. 

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ALLI

DENVER, '15

"I now know how hard teaching is and have a greater appreciation for my teachers. This summer was a summer that I hope to carry with me because not only did I grow professionally but I grew personally too. We all have a little teacher in us, and during this summer I was shown mine. I am truly humbled and through this humbleness I became happy."

Alli is local to Denver and pursuing a Masters in Social Work at the University of Denver.

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DANI

DENVER, '15

"I have realized how much work and effort go into making the classroom run smoothly and that the students are learning effectively. I have gained so much more respect and appreciation for the hard work that teachers do through out the school year. My students were my biggest highlight. I loved when students were really engaged in the lesson; it made me feel that I was doing something right and that they were going home with new learning!"

Dani is a graduate student at Trinity University in San Antonio.

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SUZY

DENVER, '15, '16

"In the best way possible, my eyes were opened a little more to the wonderful career of teaching. From the beginning of the summer to the end, I believe that I grew not only as a teacher but as a student of the teaching profession and as a person. I grew through taking feedback and applying it, creating more diverse and effective lesson plans, working with fellow teachers to brainstorm ways to engage scholars more everyday, using my time wisely, listening to scholars about their concerns in classes but also listening to them about their lives, hopes, and dreams, and finding creative ways to make math accessible to every scholar."

Suzy is a graduate student studying math education at the University of Denver. 

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KENDRA

DENVER, '16

“I am more interested in teaching, and evolving my personal best practices in a more critical, less theoretical manner. GT has increased my confidence in my teaching abilities, which is what I wanted most.”

Kendra is studying education at the University of Denver.

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HANNAH

DENVER, '15 & '16

“I have understood how difficult but rewarding teaching is. I have learned how restorative conversations can be helpful in strengthening relationships with students that you might be struggling with. Being a Fellow was the most rewarding thing I could have done with my summer.  Spending five weeks getting to know middle school students and building relationships with them is an experience that I'll never forget.”

Hannah is earning a master's degree from the University of Denver. 

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BOSTON, '15

“Generation Teach has made a huge impact on me as a student and a hopeful teacher. I'm constantly thinking about the teaching strategies that my professors use. For example, my Earth Sciences professor incorporates Turn and Talks in his huge lecture class. I'm thankful for Generation Teach for giving me a new mindset and attitude toward education!” 

Jiyoung is earning a master's degree in classics education from Tufts University. 

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BOSTON, '15

“As a woman of color who attended an urban public school, I had never witnessed secondary school instruction that incorporated contemporary issues of race and class until Generation Teach. This culturally responsive and inter-sectional curriculum opened the door for students to share their personal experiences and make connections to their own communities on a profound level.” 

Mary is a middle school English and social studies Associate Teacher at Brooke Mattapan.

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DENVER, '15

“I’m definitely biased, but my kids are some of the best; they’re incredibly energetic and engaged, and always up for a challenge. It might sound cliché, but it doesn’t feel like work when I get to go in everyday and connect with such an amazing group of kids.“

Leah is an Associate Teacher at Edward Brooke Charter School in Boston. 

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BOSTON, '15

“I’ve found that in middle school English classrooms, many students are coming into their own voices for first time, and for different students this discovery can be anything from scary and overwhelming, to validating and liberating.  And to be a teacher in the classroom at the pivotal moment that a student is learning how to stand in their own power is a beautiful thing.”

Bryce is a Resident Teacher with KIPP Boston. 

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DENVER, '15

“I decided to teach because I am invested in educational equity. I get the opportunity to give my students the same, or an even better, education than I received regardless of their background.”

Brooklyn is a DU graduate and a Resident Teacher with STRIVE Prep Green Valley Ranch in Denver

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LESLIE

BOSTON, '15

“Through this fellowship, I was able to make lasting friendships. I also grew as an educator and learned how to better serve my students. I felt surrounded by positive vibes, hugs, smiles, and more hugs. We grew as a family and there was a sense of belonging from the students all the way to the directors and coaches. This fellowship was truly rewarding!” 

Leslie teaches math at Creighton Middle School in Lakewood, CO. 

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DENVER, '15

"This fellowship allowed me to connect with students and grow as an individual in so many ways. The training and feedback I received from coaches and directors at GT was applicable to careers in education, but also important for any career path. The lessons in professionalism, relationship building, and cultural competency helped me feel more prepared for post-college life, with the added bonus of getting to spend countless hours learning and teaching awesome kids. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a valuable summer experience.”

Jordan is an English teacher at STRIVE Prep Federal in Denver. 

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AARON

DENVER, '15

"The GT Fellowship re-energized my commitment to education, to working tremendously hard to accomplish something special."

Aaron teaches social studies at KIPP - St. Louis. 

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JASON

BOSTON, '15

"I would not be able to balance everything if I had not learned to be well-organized for my classroom. Those organizational skills have directly translated to my ability to manage what is ahead of me. "

Jason is now a teaching as a Corps Member with Teach For America in New Orleans. 

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BOSTON, '15

"Through the GT fellowship, I began to consider how differences between my students and me might inhibit our relationships. I wanted to be 'culturally competent', but this term felt disingenuous. I learned: students need both mirrors (teachers who reflect students’ culture) and windows (teachers who provide a new perspective). As a debate teacher, I used my passion for social justice to illustrate the necessity of effective arguments in creating change. We had debates about topics selected by students. They would make arguments based on culturally specific knowledge, which created dialogue about difference. I learned that while cultural competence can take different forms, each requires a mindset of humility and curiosity."

Stefanie is a Fulbright scholar studying in Spain. 

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MAYA

DENVER, '14

"I am so grateful for having had my experience at Generation Teach - I use so many of the things I learned every day. Recently, I was so prepared to teach a lesson on growth mindset that it felt like déjà vu! GT changed my life and forced me to think about education in a new way - I have every faith that it will do the same for many more people in the future."

Maya is teaching internationally with York English. 

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JADON

DENVER, '15

"I think the most rewarding thing is being able to interact with the students. Not all high schoolers have this opportunity." 

Jadon was a high school junior at MLK Jr. Early College during his summer fellowship. 

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JORDAN

DENVER, '15

“I came into the summer with high regard for the teaching profession and a desire to become a teacher after I graduate from college. This summer has only reinforced those feelings. This job is incredibly challenging, but even more rewarding.”

Jordan is teaching in Macao with Princeton in Asia. 

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SHANERA

BOSTON, '15

"GT taught me to be constructively critical of my abilities, acknowledging both what I did well and what I could improve, with specific suggestions for growth."

Shanera is a Fulbright scholar teaching in Thailand.

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JOSE

DENVER, '14 & '15

“I was given the opportunity to help lead with the GT admin team in ways that one could only imagine. I was only successful because of the immense support of my co-workers and peers. As an alumni and employee of the school, I was in position to assist my peers with whatever it was they needed: making copies, fixing jams, grabbing supplies, coordinating with school staff to make sure our program operated at 100%. I loved every second of it, and I want to continue to learn how to balance both helping others and being the best I can be for our scholars and my teammates.”

José is a student and family liaison at MLK Early College in Denver, where he also was a student. 

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SELINA

DENVER, '15

"This summer I realized how hard teaching is and how teachers have to orchestrate every movement and every second in the classroom. Before GT, I had zero teaching experience, and I viewed it as a profession where I could inspire youth while transferring my passions for learning to them. Of course, that's still my vision, however, I didn't know how to cater to the students' individual skills, behaviors, and understanding of the content. From entry procedures to attention signals, from do nows to exit tickets, I developed skills that became a natural part of my routine. It was a challenging summer, but I've grown tremendously, and I will continue to develop my skills in this profession. I thank GT for introducing me to the reality of teaching and offering this rewarding experience.”

Selina is an AmeriCorps member with City Year in Denver. 

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DENVER, '14

“Teaching was always something I was unsure about. My friends and family told me I would be good at teaching, but I didn’t give it much thought until I joined Generation Teach. I loved teaching at GT- it was hard work but also an incredible experience. After my GT summer, I worked other jobs and quickly realized that nothing is more rewarding than seeing students learn and grow. Teaching is something I am passionate about, and I am excited to be on this amazing journey.” 

Aurora is teaching with Denver Math Fellows.  

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DAHLIA

DENVER, '14, '15, & '16

“I can't imagine another job where I would willingly and happily get up at 5:30 every morning.”

Dahlia is an AmeriCorps member with City Year in Denver.