Posts tagged AmeriCorps Alums

Two AmeriCorps alums were among the 2014 Teachers of the Year honored by President Obama today for their dedication each and every day in the classroom.  Katie Day Brown, an English Language Learner specialist at Shuksan Middle School in Bellingham, Washington, is 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year.  Katie served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Juneau, Alaska in 2000, working with the Tlingit and Haida Native American tribes to improve adolescent health by building a physical activity program for native youth that promoted health and cultural development.  Her AmeriCorps experience helping tribal youth learn about and embrace their culture was a critical influence that led Katie to pursue a career as a teacher.  Jonathan Crossley, a Teach for America AmeriCorps alum, is the 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.  He is an English language arts teacher at Palestine Wheatley High School in St. Francis County.  

Two AmeriCorps alums were among the 2014 Teachers of the Year honored by President Obama today for their dedication each and every day in the classroom.  Katie Day Brown, an English Language Learner specialist at Shuksan Middle School in Bellingham, Washington, is 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year.  Katie served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Juneau, Alaska in 2000, working with the Tlingit and Haida Native American tribes to improve adolescent health by building a physical activity program for native youth that promoted health and cultural development.  Her AmeriCorps experience helping tribal youth learn about and embrace their culture was a critical influence that led Katie to pursue a career as a teacher.  Jonathan Crossley, a Teach for America AmeriCorps alum, is the 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.  He is an English language arts teacher at Palestine Wheatley High School in St. Francis County.  

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Born to Lead: Jennifer Beamon, Public Allies AmeriCorps Alum

Take a few minutes to watch this inspiring video from Public Allies about program alum Jennifer Beamon, who has risen above the challenges in her life to become a community leader.

Her story is just one example of how this AmeriCorps program changes lives by creating leaders and is a testament to the power of national service. Thanks to Public Allies for sharing her story. 

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