My Teach for America Experience

I did Teach for America from 2010-2011, living and teaching on the Navajo rez in Shiprock, NM. During summer training I was working with Second graders, but got a job at a high school as a math interventionist. I switched to teaching English in my second semester when our freshman English teacher left because she was being sexually harassed by another male teacher at the school. At the time my school had no Principal, graduated about 15 seniors every year, and was dealing with some major internal problems. The student population was 100% Native, with many students living at the dorms next door. Many students came from stable homes. Most students were 2-4 years behind grade level in core subjects.

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