"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.