Kanoa Mulling ’15 is currently teaching EFL and English literature classes at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand through a Princeton in Asia fellowship. Now in his second term, he has enjoyed developing his own Modern American Literature, including a range of texts and authors. He also assists with spelling bees, poetry recitation competitions and other student activities. He will continue teaching at Payap through May 2018. In addition to classroom teaching, Kanoa also tutors SAT, SATII, ACT, and AP students in many subjects, focusing on math.
Brent Ferguson (M.Div, P.T.S. 2006) has been teaching since '93 in Ohio, California, and New Jersey; in physics, chemistry, and mathematics; in public and private institutions; in single-sex and coed classrooms.
After graduating from Princeton in 2012 with a classics degree and certificate in teacher preparation, I spent one year teaching at Eton College in Windsor England through the Annenberg Fellowship. While there, I had the opportunity to teach 8th and 9th grade Latin (F and E Block) for all three "halves" and trimester long courses for 11th, and 12th grade (C and B Block) on current events, the history of American Sport(s), Conversational Latin, and Alexander the Great, as well as prepare four students for their Oxford and Cambridge interviews.
After completing student teaching with TPP, Andrea began her career as a Special Educator at North Star Academy Charter Middle School in Newark, NJ. Andrea served as the Special Education Services Coordinator, Department Chair, and Instructional Leader from March 2013-June 2016, in addition to serving as a Special Education teacher (5th-8th resource room and in-class support) from February 2012-June 2016.
My favorite memory of my time at Teacher Prep was when I conducted my final orchestra concert at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North as my unit for student teaching. I composed a 10-minute rhapsody specifically for the orchestra to premiere, and it was a rewarding collaboration opportunity to not only practice my teaching skills but also to share my gift in music composition. Since graduating TPP, I spent the first summer (2014) in Seattle interning at the Seattle Children's Theatre as a music directing intern.
After graduating in 2009, I took a round-about path back to the profession of education, including a brief stint as an au pair for a family in Spain and a 3-year stretch as human resources specialist in Silicon Valley, before ultimately finding my way back to a school setting, in Boston. I first teamed up with nonprofit Scholar Athletes, founded in Boston and dedicated to providing academic support through athletic participation.
After graduating from TPP in June 2012, I was hired to teach English at Collingswood High School, a public school in South Jersey. I’m currently in my second year as a teacher and now more than ever I’m convinced that teaching and I were made for each other.
After graduation, I worked at a nonprofit in NYC through Project 55 and then was a nanny for a year. After moving to Philadelphia, I taught at a KIPP elementary school for two years and then began teaching at Greene Street Friends School, a small independent Quaker school in Philadelphia. I taught 5th grade for a year and then switched to 2nd grade. I am in currently in my second year of teaching 2nd grade, and I am the "cluster coordinator" for the 1st and 2nd grade teaching clusters or teams. Last summer I earned my reading specialist degree (M.S.Ed.) through St. Joseph's University.
I have been a social studies teacher in the Princeton Public Schools since 2001. For the last 6 years, I have been teaching 8th grade Civics at John Witherspoon Middle School. At nights, I attended law school and recieved a J.D. from Temple Univeristy in 2011. Rather than pursue a more lucrative career in law, I realized my passion was in the classroom, so I decided to stay in the profession. For years, I coached many different sports and held various leadership posts within the district, even ran once for public office in the state of Pennsylvania.
I got hired as a high school math teacher in the spring of my senior year at Princeton (1981), and I've been teaching math and computer science in independent schools since then. My first teaching job was at the Gilman School in Baltimore for 14 years, where I also coached baseball and basketball. In 1990-91, I spent a "sabbatical" year teaching at the Iolani School in Honolulu. Since 1995, I've been teaching (and living) at St. George's School in Newport, RI, a 9-12 Boarding School.