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Carolyn Swen fled with her family from Liberia and sat in her first classroom at age 8. At TC she designed a human rights and gender-based curriculum now in use in Ethiopia. Next up: law school, and then, one day, starting a school in Sierra Leone.
Catherine Cheng Stahl was born in China and lived in Sweden, Nashville, Massachusetts, Vienna and Connecticut before coming to New York City and Teachers College three years ago. “It sometimes feels that crossing borders is the theme of my life,” she says. Certainly, that’s the theme of Cheng Stahl’s work right now, both as a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching and as an Editorial and Digital Publishing Associate with the Teachers College Record.
“I try to find a common thread in everything I do,” says Hinton, a master’s degree student in Education Policy who has created a Self-Designed Specialization in People, Policy and Higher Education Opportunity. “And it all goes back to the same thing: ‘Let me give you the resources, information, and opportunities you need to set yourself up for success.’”
As Music Manager for the District of Columbia Public Schools (47,500 students, 118 buildings and over 300 music and art teachers), classically trained alumna Katy Ho Weatherly (Ed.D. ’19, M.Ed. ’16) has learned to improvise during the pandemic.
The 2020 Morton Deutsch Award for Social Justice in Practice recipient Dr. Robert Gore, the founder and executive director of the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI), in conversation with Dr. Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education and creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement.