Member Spotlight: Emma Rose Courington, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Emma Rose Courington, 7th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with Wilkerson Middle School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps aligned with my belief that everyone should have access to quality education. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I have the desire of getting to see the dreams that our youth hold today and work alongside them to watch their dreams come true. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans aft

Member Spotlight: DeAndre Dixon, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet DeAndre Dixon, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, currently serving with Francis Marion School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The advancement of our future here in America, which is our kids, motivated me to join AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? The ability to inspire and motivate is what I hope to leave with the students. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps,

Member Spotlight: Daniel Brown, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Daniel Brown, 12th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with Huffman High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps to have the opportunity to leverage my skills in my content area to improve my community through teaching those in need. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this opportunity, I aim to have a bettering of my skills as a teacher, as well as a sense of satisfaction in knowing that I made a positive impact on the lives of my kids. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing

Member Spotlight: Dawn Mitchell, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Dawn Mitchell, 7th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with RB Hudson Middle School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The opportunity to give back to my community is what motivated me to join AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Knowing that the students I served felt they were heard and felt they got a chance to be the best version of themselves is what I want to get from this opportunity. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4

Member Spotlight: Dawn Mitchell, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Dawn Mitchell, 7th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with RB Hudson Middle School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The opportunity to give back to my community is what motivated me to join AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Knowing that the students I served felt they were heard and felt they got a chance to be the best version of themselves is what I want to get from this opportunity. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4

Member Spotlight: David Miralrio, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet David Miralrio, 11th Grade Algebra II w/Trig and 11th Grade Geometry Teacher, currently serving with Woodlawn High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motived to join AmeriCorps because I could serve in the Teach for America-AL AmeriCorps Program! 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to network with a strong, driven community. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I p

Member Spotlight: Austin Foss, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Austin Foss, 8th ELA Teacher, currently serving with Greensboro Middle School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps because I have a desire to be an active part of a thriving Alabama community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this service opportunity, I want to gain leadership experience. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plans after AmeriCorps are to continue to grow le

Member Spotlight: Daniel Brown, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Daniel Brown, 12th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with Huffman High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps to have the opportunity to leverage my skills in my content area to improve my community through teaching those in need. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this opportunity, I aim to have a bettering of my skills as a teacher, as well as a sense of satisfaction in knowing that I made a positive impact on the lives of my kids. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing

Member Spotlight: DeAndre Dixon, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet DeAndre Dixon, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, currently serving with Francis Marion School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The advancement of our future here in America, which is our kids, motivated me to join AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? The ability to inspire and motivate is what I hope to leave with the students. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps,

Member Spotlight: Claire Propes, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Claire Propes, 5th Grade ELA Teacher, currently serving with Francis Marion School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My love for learning and belief in the unlimited potential of all children motivated me to join AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I look forward to growing as a leader and an educator while further broadening my perspective through this opportunity. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 1.6 years in reading. 4. What are your plans aft

Member Spotlight: Caroline Mauldin, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Caroline Mauldin, 10th and 11th Grade US History Teacher, currently serving with Woodlawn High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I have always loved teaching and was excited for the opportunity to join the Teach for America-AL AmeriCorps Program! 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to grow as a teacher and a leader. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plans after AmeriCorps are to co

Member Spotlight: Celeena Remmers, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Celeena Remmers, 7th/8th Science Teacher, currently serving with Booker T. Washington Elementary School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motived to join AmeriCorps because I get to help a greater cause. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to learn from my students and their families things and experiences I would have never been able to. I want to help my students and their families with any access to education or resources I can. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement

Member Spotlight: Celeena Remmers, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Celeena Remmers, 7th/8th Science Teacher, currently serving with Booker T. Washington Elementary School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motived to join AmeriCorps because I get to help a greater cause. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to learn from my students and their families things and experiences I would have never been able to. I want to help my students and their families with any access to education or resources I can. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement

Member Spotlight: Caroline Mauldin, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Caroline Mauldin, 10th and 11th Grade US History Teacher, currently serving with Woodlawn High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I have always loved teaching and was excited for the opportunity to join the Teach for America-AL AmeriCorps Program! 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to grow as a teacher and a leader. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plans after AmeriCorps are to co

Member Spotlight: Ashley Aderholt, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Ashley Aderholt, 9th Grade Algebra I Teacher, currently serving with Woodlawn High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motived to join AmeriCorps to bring equity in education. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? This service opportunity provided me the opportunity to learn more about AmeriCorps and what they do. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I plan to go on to get m

Member Spotlight: Candie Price, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Candie Price, 7th Grade ELA Teacher, currently serving with Bush Hills STEAM Academy, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? Through AmeriCorps, I can help end the cycle of disparity in education in America. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like a decrease in the education gap and to see students who are academically on grade level or higher. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I am not sure yet

Member Spotlight: Gabrielle Pettway, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Gabrielle Pettway, 7th grade ELA Teacher, currently serving with Smith Middle School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps because I wanted to make a difference in my community 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I'd like to challenge and inspire the youth. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I plan to get my master's in education and continue working in schools. Tha

Member Spotlight: Brittany Jenkins, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Brittany Jenkins, 9th and 10th Grade Math and Science Teacher, currently serving with Robert C Hatch High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I believe in the mission of TFA-AL, that AmeriCorps provides, that one day all children will have the opportunity to have receive an excellent education. I wanted to be a voice and be in the process of helping children to reach their goals. Service is sovereignty and devoting myself to the cause of helping children will not only satisfy me but will help all children excel because they are the future. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would l

Member Spotlight: Candie Price, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Candie Price, 7th Grade ELA Teacher, currently serving with Bush Hills STEAM Academy, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? Through AmeriCorps, I can help end the cycle of disparity in education in America. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like a decrease in the education gap and to see students who are academically on grade level or higher. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I am not sure yet

Member Spotlight: Briana Francois, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Briana Francois, 9th-11th ELA/US History Teacher, currently serving with Francis Marion School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps because I wanted to do something worthwhile and address the poverty gap face on. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to learn more about my community and really do things that are going to help people even after I'm gone. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans a

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