That Unforgettable Student
Teach For America alumni and corps members recall the students who remain close to their hearts, even years later.
May 29, 2019
Teach For America alumni answer the question: Who is a student you will always remember?
“A student I had in my sixth-grade reading class. She is studying to be a teacher at Cal State Dominguez Hills now.”Tanya FranklinLos Angeles Corps Member 2005
“That kid who was Mr. Personality. He was a joy when he wanted to be a joy. He could be a handful when he wanted to be a handful. He really taught me how to teach my first year.”Marcus HughesMetro Atlanta Corps Member 2003
“He had been retained twice already before coming into second grade. A few months later, he looked at me and he said, ‘Ms. Young, I think your superpowers are working.”Amber Y. MedinaLos Angeles Corps Member 2001
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