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I loved every minute of my time at Teacher Prep, although I was so nervous my first day of teaching that I had to hold on to my directing teacher's podium to keep my hand's from shaking. My...
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 ’97 teaches computer science at the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, NJ.  He previously taught middle school math for 8 years in Leonia, NJ.  He has a Masters...
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...
Since graduating, I've been teaching. In New York and Colorado. In public and charter schools. At middle-school and high-school levels. Professionally, Teacher Prep helped me build a foundation...
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 ...
Bertilla Sieben, receipient of the Henry Drewry Award , 2017-2018
Since graduating from TPP a month ago, I have been working part-time as an assistant for AoPS (Art of Problem Solving), which is an online school providing rigorous math classes for middle and high...
Misha and students standing next to Mayor Corey Booker
Misha Simmonds '97 currently serves as Interim Chief School Administrator for Marion P. Thomas Charter School, a multi-site charter organization serving over 1,500 students in grades PreK-12 in...
When I think of Teacher Prep, I think of Henry. Seeing the stories of the new Drewry Scholars really brought tears to my eyes. I wish they could have known Henry. His smile and laugh, the always...
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...
I always have had a passion for teaching, but did not know how it would manifest. The academic world is one that focuses quite a bit on teaching after the terminal degree, but spends little to no...
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...

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