Angelica Houston - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Angelica Houston

Angelica Houston
Lighthouse Academy Charter School
Baltimore, MD
Cleveland State University, OH - BA, Biology University of Pennsylvania - MEd, Education Policy
I play the violin and I am a Candy Crush legend.

About Me

Hello, my name is Angelica Houston. I am from Baltimore, Maryland (Go Ravens!). I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Biology from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. I just completed my masters program at University of Pennsylvania, obtaining my Masters of Education in Education Policy. From my small pockets of experience teaching students and being a student, I love being in a classroom and participating in collaborative thought. I am currently a dance teacher in Philadelphia, and doing my best to adapt to the changes of the world one beat at a time – not only for myself but for my students.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to making good mistakes. It is an oxymoron in some aspects, but mistakes help us grow and become better. I hope to grow as a person and educator during my time in this residency. I am also looking forward to relocating to a new space and being uncomfortable. The work to become comfortable allows me to learn more about myself in the long run.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

This educator had an astounding amount of empathy and understanding, despite our cultural and socioeconomic differences. She saw me as a person first, not just a student.