Monday, June 28, 2010

A New Teacher Launches

One of the nice things about having a blog is sharing other interesting blogs. Recently I was turned onto the blog of a young woman who is just starting out in life and teaching for the first time. Sadie Newell is the daughter of a friend from my days as a Special Education paraeducator at Ocean Park Elementary School on the Long Beach Peninsula. Sadie was a toddler in those days. It is hard to believe that she’s all grown up.

Following graduation from the University of Washington Sadie was one of 8,000 accepted applicants, from 46,000 for the Teach For America program and will be spending two years in Tulsa, Oklahoma far from the beach community where she grew up or the Puget Sound Area where she attended college. Along the way she is doing training and teaching summer school to low income students in Phoenix, AZ. She’s keeping a blog that I’m sharing. What a wonderful thing this bright young woman is doing. Check out her blog and maybe drop a note of encouragement or teaching tip.


sadiee said...

Thanks for posting my blog! This process has definitely been eye opening, and I agree - I'm sure once I teach in my Pre-K class I will find more Miguel's to inspire. :] Any advice you have...feel free to pass it along!

Stephanie Frieze said...

I'm trying to send teacher types to your blog and really enjoy reading it! Remember, you won't be able to save them all, but your mom says you'll be working with Pre-K in OK and that you've got a lot of experience doing it. Thanks for taking us on the journey with you! And thanks for doing it.