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Why do you seek to join Teach For AmericaWhat would you hope to accomplish as a corps memberHow would you determine your success as a corps memberIt is in the classroom where many students find their safe haven anddevelop strong characters personal accountability and leadershipskills Despite teaching under various conditions a local church aneighborhood center and a public school the feeling of responsibilityfelt when seeing smiling eager faces looking up at me for guidance andpersonal growth has never changed I have learned that being a teacherrequires patience energy and the ability to comprehend the structuresthat lead to the struggles our students face My leadership ability hasalways been a part of my life and it is when I am in a classroom thatit flourishes and where I know that my skills should be applied JoiningTeach For America would allow me to use my dedication for students andeducation to be a model for immediate change starting in the classroomand continuing nationally Change through education cannot be a realitywithout passionate teachers that have dedicated time to being the changeneeded in this country I know that my mission to help students does notend with the volunteer work I have completed during the summer it mustcontinueAs a teacher I look forward to learning from my students while using myexperiences to guide them through struggles Leading a group of sixtynewly arrived refugees in the United States during a Summer Programwhose structure and content I created has taught me to be flexible butkeep my goals set an important lesson that should be applied tocontemporary issues in education Goals for students from underservedcommunities should never be set lower because of their background andas a corps member I would hope to raise expectations for all studentsSummers working with refugees have taught me the unity that can becreated among disadvantaged groups My students would always supporteach other whether on the soccer field or during math bingo Creating asense of community in my classroom as
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