Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Glasscock Center Undergraduate Apprentice Accepted to Teach for America

Sydney Bachtell, a senior Communication major and Undergraduate Apprentice at the Glasscock Center, was recently extended an offer to join Teach for America (TFA), as a member of their 2008 Corps. TFA is an organization striving to close the educational achievement gap that is currently found in the United States. According to the organization’s website, they do so by recruiting “outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors, career interests, and professional backgrounds who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity”.

Ms. Bachtell, whose hometown is San Antonio, has been offered a position in the Rio Grande Valley Region of Texas, and is tentatively assigned to teach Intermediate or Middle School English. She first became interested in the organization after hearing about it at a College of Liberal Arts career fair her Freshman year. She is currently Vice President of Lambda Pi Eta (the Communication Honor Society) and has played leadership roles in the MSC Wiley Lecture Series.

More information about TFA can be found on their website: www.teachforamerica.org.