Early Risers

Early Risers

Stories of TC students and recent alumni who are making their mark

Our students come to Teachers College because they want to change the world — and by the time they graduate, many are already well on the way to achieving that goal. In our Early Risers series, we spotlight current students and recent graduates who are applying what they've learned at TC to some of the most important challenges of our era.

Katie TerBush

To Educate or Legislate?

For master’s degree student Katie TerBush, that is the question

Shavonna Hinton

A Changemaker’s Approach to Overcoming Education Disparities

Shavonna Hinton is focused on helping others to set their own agendas

Helen Feldman (1200)

Amplifying Silenced Voices

Psychology graduate Helen Feldman (M.A. ’20) helps others by understanding the world from their vantage point

Jamie Hickman

Leading by Example, in Lots of Good Directions

Doctoral student and U.S. Army Major Jamie Hickman

Peter Kim - Veterans Day hero image

A Veteran’s Journey to Teaching

For Peter Kim (Ed.D., Applied Linguistics), leadership in both the military and the classroom are about ‘instructing, teaching, counseling and guiding’

Gabriel Reyes (1200)

Exploring Poverty’s Impact on Learning

Neuroscience & Education Student Gabriel Reyes won this year's Student Research Poster competition

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