Sunday, January 31, 2010

Congratulations to Brian Tyson, Chosen for Teach for America

The history department congratulations graduating senior Brian Tyson, who has been chosen by Teach for America to spend the next year teaching at a high school in Houston, Texas. He will begin training in June and assume his teaching position in August 2010.

Brian says that he applied for Teach for America because he wanted to contribute to furthering social justice by working to close the achievement gap between affluent and low income schools. He credits his history coursework at UAH with helping him prepare for Teach for America by improving his writing skills and by forcing him to develop strong organizational skills and discipline. He also worked as a Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) tutor for Dr. James' Isbell's History 103 courses in Fall 2009 and found this experience very beneficial.

After completing his teaching service, Brian plans to pursue a PhdD in International Affairs or attend law school and focus on international law.

Best of luck, Brian!

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