Eleven members of Hamilton’s Class of 2017 will be joining Teach for America. Teach For America is a selective non-profit that gives the nation’s top leaders an opportunity to impact social inequity from the head of a classroom. As teachers, its corps members work in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty.
Hamilton’s new members of the Teach for America corps and their assignments are: Colleen-Marie O'Brien, Milwaukee, elementary; Max Freedman, Connecticut, elementary; Jonathan Cohen, New Orleans, middle school science; Mali Barker, Connecticut, secondary English; Janika Beatty, Miami, secondary social studies; Tony Hernandez, Miami, secondary math; Rebecca Gorlin, Chicago, special education; John Jake Menges, New Orleans, special education; Alex Hollister, Connecticut, elementary; Alexandria Medellin, Boston, secondary science; and Henry Johnstone, Delaware, secondary social studies.
Hamilton Well-Represented in Teach For America Corps
In September 2016, Teach For America released its ninth annual list of the schools contributing the greatest number of alumni to its 2016 teaching corps and Hamilton College is among the top 10 small colleges and universities.
In 2016, 10 Hamilton alumni join one of the most diverse teaching corps in Teach For America’s history. More than half of incoming corps members identify as people of color; 1 in 2 come from low-income backgrounds; and 1 in 3 are the first in their family to graduate college.