The role of the teacher is a natural extension of this mission, defining the heart of practice as building genuine connections with students, between a community of students, and ultimately between students and relevant, authentic curriculum in a way that directs them both outward and reflectively inward.
The following year I earned a Masters of Education in Teaching (Secondary Education) and my teaching certification (secondary education) in History/Social Sciences. I have just been accepted into a doctoral program at the University of Washington for School Psychology and will potentially begin this fall.
As part of my teacher education program at Stanford, I student taught a 7th grade summer school class and co-taught a 10th grade Humanities class for the academic year. For the last year and a half, I have worked at the Sanford School Department to create standards-based service-learning curriculum with teachers and frequently teach some parts of the units in their classrooms.