Alicia Pagan '05, who is now enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Teaching program, has accepted a two-year position with Teach For America in an elementary school in Atlanta, Ga.
She was selected from a pool of qualified and passionate applicants; last year, Teach For America received 17,000 applications and 2,100 positions were accepted. The standard contract is for two years.
Pagan was an America Reads coordinator at Border City Multi-Age School and was a founder of the HWS Habitat for Humanity Chapter, with which she helped build homes in rural Pennsylvania as an Alternative Spring Break program. She also danced in the senior spring dance concert.
She said she hopes to teach for several years and get involved with helping to reform the public school system.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Some 3,500 corps members are now teaching in more than 1,000 schools in 22 regions across the country.
More than 10,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.
For details, visit www.teachforamerica.org.