A Jumbo's Journey to Educational Leadership

Hai Son is a Deputy Campus Director at the Garfield Middle School in Revere, MA. He is a Tufts University Class of 2009 Alumni and a Citizen Schools Teaching Fellowship Alumni Class of 2011. In  the Fall, he will be attending Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. 

Jumbos, if you're interested in education reform and want to make an impact on students, I encourage you to apply for an opportunity to Teach, Serve and Grow as a Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow by the final deadline: May 18.

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My time as a Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools has afforded me invaluable experience and skills.

  • I was the Citizen Teacher Liaison on campus—a role that provided me opportunities to exercise my communication and relationship building skills while I acted as the liaison between volunteer teachers, the school, and our program.
  •  I also had the opportunity to contribute to my campus as an 8th Grade Academy team leader and act as a mentor to both my students and their families regarding high school choice.
  •  I got the chance to work with Bootstrap, an organization which creates a standards-based curriculum for middle-school students and teaches them to program their own videogames using algebraic and geometric concepts, for my partnership. In that role, I supported Bootstrap teachers and helped develop curriculum.

The fellowship drew me deeper into education while preparing me to be a leader in this field. As a Deputy Campus Director, I’m both excited and passionate about supporting Teaching Fellows, hoping that they will gain as much as I did from the fellowship. I look forward to starting graduate school in the Fall at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and gaining the knowledge and skills that will allow me to contribute to the education reform movement even more.

There are many Tufts Alumni working at Citizen Schools today, we'd love for you to join us.

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