Member Spotlight: Conor Vaughn, Teach for America Alabama AmeriCorps Program
Meet Conor Vaughn, Elementary School Teacher, currently serving with Brown Elementary School, a service site of the Teach for America Alabama AmeriCorps program.
1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of the Segal Education Award. AmeriCorps provides tuition assistance that helps me and fellow educators obtain higher education so that we can serve well and provide service to our students.
2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity?
In my years of service, I aspire to make a positive, measurable impact on the community in which I will be serving. In doing so, I hope to lay a foundation that will pave the way for continued success and opportunity for generations to come.
3. What will your service focus on for the 2021-2022 program year?
During this program year, my service will focus on teaching fourth and fifth-grade Science. I will also be involved in extra-curricular activities at my school such as coaching.
4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?
After my program year with AmeriCorps, I plan to use the skills that I have gathered along the way to continue to push for and drive change in historically under-served communities. I plan to find more ways to increase access to resources such as equitable education, health care, and economic opportunity.
Thank you for your service Conor!