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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...
Amy Ramirez
Aimee Ramirez '07, taught at W. B. Morgan Elementary School, Hamilton, NJ and currently teaches in California.
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.
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...
Megan Summers, '06
I returned to Princeton in 2008 to do Teacher Prep after working in residence life at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.  The investment in my future as an educator quickly paid off – I...
Matt Superdock
After finishing my student teaching January 2014, I joined a small team of passionate educators to work on a new education-related website called Expii (see expii.com).  I've worked mainly...
After graduating from Princeton University with a BA in Psychology and a certificate from Teacher Preparation, Cory taught 6th grade Math & Science and 8th grade Honors Algebra at Goetz Middle...
I taught at Foundation Academy in Trenton, New Jersey until 2010. Currently, I teach in South Jersey at Woodbury Jr./Sr. High School in Woodbury, NJ. It is my 4th year there and the school has been a...
My most memorable moment from TPP comes from my student teaching, the day I figured out how to connect with a struggling, disaffected student in my 12th grade academic class. The student was looking...
Jeff Vinikoor '03 began teaching in independent schools, first at Princeton Day School and is currently at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ. He teaches middle and upper school history and serves...
After finishing student teaching, I've been teaching at Hope Academy, a small Christian private school (grades 5-8) in Greensboro NC. It is in a "suburban" neighborhood, but it is a...
I am working in an Education Technology Startup in Portland, Oregon in "Corporate and Product Strategy." But as in any start-up, my role has been flexible to my particular interests. 20% of...

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