Misadventures in the English Language

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap

Our Senior Class President wanted us to write Six Word Memoirs to scroll on ticker tapes during Commencement activities this May. The title of this post was my Six Word Memoir and what I take away from Claremont McKenna College.
I thought I’d dedicate a post to where I’ve been. Plus, I dedicated an entire post to where I grew up, I suppose it is only fair to learn what partially influenced my decision to join TFA.

Photos from U.S. News Reports & Wikipedia
The first photo is of an academic building, Kravis Center, and the second is of a dorm, Claremont Hall.
Despite the fact that I am assigned to teach English, I was not an English major. I was a Religious Studies & History double major with a concentration in Religion and Society as well as Politics. I love history and I love religion and the implications that it has on modern society. In an ideal world that…

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May 29 2012

Things That I Already Know

So, I’m going though the prework and realizing that a lot of these stories that are being relayed, I lived. I am that student on the wrong side of the statistic. I am that kid that is on the wrong side of the income gap. I come from the projects, my mom was a single…

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May 13 2012

The Day After Graduation

Yesterday, May 12, 2012, I graduated from Claremont McKenna College. Coming from South Dallas (I was the student TFA came in to save), this is what I have been waiting for my entire life. I have been waiting for the moment when I could hold my Bachelors of Arts degree in my hand and say…

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