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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...
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...
After finishing TPP and getting my teaching certificate, I moved down to DC. I spent the winter there nannying, tutoring in History and English with Varsity Tutors, and volunteering with Reading...
Peter Nowakowski
August 2013, I accepted a position at Union County Vocational Technical Schools (UCVTS) in Scotch Plains, NJ. UCVTS serves all 22 school districts in the county with five separate schools and several...
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...
Rebecca Nyquist "09
After graduating from Teacher Prep, I was accepted into UPenn's Residency Master's in Teaching Program. In this program, I spent two years teaching at The Lawrenceville School, while earning...
Karen O'Neil '00 has taught Social Studies at Seneca HIgh School for 9 years and is an Understanding by Design Specialist.
Alanna Phelan ’04, a Phi Beta Kappa art and archaeology major, teaches fifth grade at the Village Elementary School in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey. She...
David Ponton, III
David Ponton, III '09 taught high school social studies in Ewing, NJ since the 2009-2010 school year. He was responsible for United States History I curriculum, which begins with early...
After graduating, I joined the Peace Corps and served a two-year stint in Paraguay, South America, working to implement guaraní-Spanish bilingual education across the country. Returning to the Bay...
Amy Ramirez
Aimee Ramirez '07, taught at W. B. Morgan Elementary School, Hamilton, NJ and currently teaches in California.
Through the Teacher Prep program, I became certified to teach high school English, but did not pursue teaching as a career. In the 6 years immediately after graduating from Princeton and TPP, I...
Bryan Respass
Bryan Respass '95 teaches middle school math in Leonia, NJ. He also has supervisory responsibilities, and is pursuing a Masters degree in school leadership at New Jersey City University.
Since graduating from Princeton, I have been working as a fellow at Woodberry Forest School, an all-boys boarding school in rural Virginia. As a fellow, I teach history, live on dorm, fulfill...
Michelle Shearer with President Obama
Teacher Prep graduate Michelle Shearer '95, the 2011 National Teacher of the Year, visited campus on February 21 - February 23.  You can read an article about her visit ...
Misha and students standing next to Mayor Corey Booker
 The Robert Bosch Fellowship which will provide 3 months of language instruction and then 3 months placement in the education ministry (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenbchaft) and...
A few days after graduating from TPP in June 2017, I was able to attend my 8th graders' graduation at St. Paul's School in Princeton, where I student-taught. It was great to celebrate that...
I am working with 10th graders taking U.S. History I at Trenton Public High School this semester. We are part of Trenton High's Visual and Performing Arts campus, and most of my students will...
After completing Teacher Prep in spring 2017, I began by teaching 8th grade and 10th grade Honors English at The King's Academy, which is a private Christian school in Sunnyvale, CA (suburban...

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