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March 13, 2013

GC students hope to reform education in low-performing communities

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Hundley is the editor for the university’s non-fiction literary journal “The Peacock’s Feet,” president of Georgia College’s Omicron Delta Kappa Society, vice president of Student Government Association, and a member of the Student Ambassador team.

He will teach high-school age youth in Charlotte, N.C. come August after completing TFA institute, or training, in Tulsa, Okla.

“I’m very excited to be in a new place with new challenges. I’ve been told teaching is very hard and I’m looking forward to the challenge and change of pace. This is a mission I care about and it’s the best thing I can do to help with something I’m passionate about. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you,” he said. “I’m interested to see how I mesh with the education system and if it’s something I want to pursue. I don’t know if I’ll go back to academia and continue with my English roots, or travel through education by going to an international school in Japan. At this point, I’m taking one step at a time. I’m just excited and thankful for this opportunity.” 

Smith will travel to New York City in June and spend two months acquiring essential knowledge and skills to become an educator who can make a positive impact in a low-income community while working with high-risk students.

“I’ll learn and understand the demographics of the students I’ll be working with through TFA Institute and really become immersed in the TFA mission and vision so I can take that into the school to instill that feeling of positive reform within my students and the rest of the school staff,” she said. “TFA is still in the process of letting me know which school and grade I’ll be teaching specifically, but it will be with students who have an unfortunate economic status and don’t have the opportunity of knowing why a great education is important to be successful in life. I’m going to try to make a difference in these kids lives.”

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