Ayana Copeland - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Ayana Copeland

Ayana Copeland
REGION:
NYC
SCHOOL:
Great Oaks Charter
SUBJECT:
English
HOMETOWN:
Boston, MA
DEGREES:
UMass Amherst - BA, English
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
My hobbies include puzzles, baking, knitting and sewing, playing with plants, and of course reading! I am also a certified archery instructor.

About Me

I was born and raised in Boston, MA. I graduated from Roxbury Community College and UMass Amherst, and will be living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with my cat, Liam.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to joining my school’s community and making connections with the students. Since this is my first time living outside of Mass, I’m also looking forward to exploring my new surroundings.I’m looking forward to joining my school’s community and making connections with the students. Since this is my first time living outside of Mass, I’m also looking forward to exploring my new surroundings.

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

I have been fortunate enough to have a long list of wonderful teachers, so it is hard to say why just one was special because they all have qualities that I hope to emulate. The most important to me have been that a subject is only as engaging as the person teaching it, and that being open-minded and empathetic is the best way to build lasting connections with your students.