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Member Spotlight: Jane Whitaker, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Jane Whitaker, 3rd Grade Math and Science Teacher, currently serving with Hayes K8, 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 help the community and city that I grew up in.

2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to be able to feel like I have made a difference in a few lives. I know teachers are vitally important to a child's upbringing and I want to be one that influences the children for the better.

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 after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I plan to continue teaching in the classroom!

Thank you for your service, Jane!

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