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Teacher Resident Julie Candia with icons representing the transition to becoming a special education teacher after a career and kids.
March 2, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: After a Career and Kids, Becoming a Special Education Teacher

For Julie Candia, a 2020 NYU Teacher Residency alum, the decision to become a teacher came after a significant career...
Teacher Resident Robbie Marshall with icons representing the success he found with the gradual release model and teacher mentor.
February 19, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: How Substitute Teaching Paved a Path to a Career in Education

Robbie Marshall majored in history in college and knew he wanted to find a job related to the subject. He...
Teacher Resident Lorraine Zhong with icons representing the importance of her early school experience and commitment to equity.
February 16, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alum Profile: A Love of Science, Desire to Learn, and Commitment to Equity

“I was debating so many career paths. I reflected on the things that meant the most to me, and I...
NYU Teacher Resident Stephanie Melendez with four icons representing her advocacy work, residency site state of Florida, community organizer experience, and history content area.
February 1, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alum Profile: From Community Organizing to Teaching

“I previously did work in community organizing while I was in college, and I feel that teaching allows me to...
NYU Teacher Resident Ray Badal
December 15, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: Addressing Equity through Teaching

“I felt like my career as a pilot didn’t have a purpose. It wasn’t fulfilling; it was just a way...
NYU Teacher Residency alum Ericka Willacy
December 8, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: A Young Professional Takes a Leap into Her Love of Math

“In high school, I enjoyed helping my peers during math class.” Ericka Willacy had a gift for teaching long before...
NYU Teacher Resident Ashley Perez
December 3, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: Meaningful Relationships on the Path to Teaching Math

“I can’t pinpoint an exact moment [when I realized I wanted to become a teacher]. It’s like asking a singer...
November 18, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: From NFL Cornerback to Math Teacher

“The NFL was my love and passion. But I knew deep down that I would end up teaching.” Alterraun Verner...
Katie Miller and her daugher
November 16, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: Community, Hands-on Learning and Relationship-building in Special Education

“It was an instant spark. I immediately knew the student who I wanted to teach.” Katie Miller described the moment...
Joy Sanga
October 26, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: An Experienced Educator Finds New Ways to Grow

Joy Sanga has been a middle school science educator for 12 years. When she decided to pursue the NYU Teacher...
Zac Lois
September 30, 2020

From Special Forces to the Classroom: How One Veteran Leverages Military Experience in Education

“When I talk to my veteran friends, I say ‘I’m coaching, teaching, and mentoring’ just like I was as a...
Mayu Ishikawa
September 23, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: Finding Your Authentic Self in Teaching

“I had a lot of apprehensions.” When Mayu Ishikawa, a NYU Teacher Residency 2020 graduate in the special education content...
Cameron Schiavone
September 16, 2020

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: Finding Your Purpose and Calling

“I want to make a difference; I want to leave a footprint when I die.” Cameron Schiavone found himself questioning...