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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 ...
Tania Shinkawa is the Senior Director of Student Systems Strategy at Relay Graduate School of Education, an accredited national nonprofit institution of higher education. Relay’s mission is to...
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...
Jeffrey Smith '72
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...
Matthew Smith '16
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...
Elisa Steele '17
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...
Victoria Su '15
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 '13
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...
Joshua Tan '03
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...
Steven Tobolsky '76
My roommate and I were both assigned to student teach at Princeton Middle School in the fall of 1975. We would walk each morning from our dorm room in Walker Hall. Since I was a townie, I had...
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...
Natalie Tung '18
Since graduating from Princeton, I am now working full time on HomeWorks Trenton, a non-profit that I started when I was a sophomore here in college. HomeWorks Trenton is a community based after-...
Margaret Tuttle '80
I have to start with a negative... which leads to many positives! My student teaching experience was a disaster for me. I passed and was certified, but realized that despite being a natural teacher...
Mariel VanLandingham '16
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...
Margaret Wang
2022 Update: After graduating from the Teacher Preparation Program, Margaret was a high school teacher, primarily in economics and business, for several years before she pursued an M.Ed. in...
Matt Wang '16
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...
Annie Ward '87 and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Westchester County Schools, New York shared ideas for finding a teaching position at Teacher Prep on Wednesday,...

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