Julia Vogel ’13 (History) has been accepted into Teach for America, a national, nonprofit corps of college graduates who commit for two-year terms to teach in under-resourced school districts.
“Teach for America recruits some of the highest achieving college grads to teach in some of the country’s poorest schools,” said Professor Michael Vargas (History). The application process for Teach for America is extremely competitive, with the organization adhering to a strict set of criteria by which it selects its members. Last year, only 17 percent of applicants were accepted into the program. Participants are placed throughout the country and serve for two years.
Vogel, who will graduate with a minor in psychology and has also studied communication, plans to begin teaching high school mathematics at a public school in Texas in the fall. “Julia’s acceptance into Teach for America is a real achievement,” said Vargas, “but even more, it is an acknowledgement of her hard work and tremendous potential.”