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Meghan Chidsey 

Hi, my name is Meghan! I am a second year Math Buddy and an Anthropology and Education Ph.D. student at Teachers College. Born and raised in New Jersey, I received my Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame where I was also an Anthropology major. Following my years …

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Shafeiq Baksh 

Hi. My name is Shafeiq Baksh, and this is my first year as a Math Buddy. I am originally from the Washington, DC area, but have been living in NYC since 2006. I have a B.S. in Math Education from NYU and an M.A. in Math …

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Carrie Dewberry 

I will be a TC Math Buddy for the 2011 - 2012 school year. I am originally from Winston Salem, NC. I completed myundergraduate degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina A&T State University, in Greensboro, NC. I have a license to teach elementary education (k-6) …

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Mannix Cheng 

My name is Mannix Cheng. I am a life-long New Yorker. I was born in Queens and have spent most of my life on Long Island. I graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics. I am currently a Mathematics Education MA student at …

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Johanna Kurt 

My name is Johanna, and I am a Reading Buddy and a first-year student in the MA TESOL K-12 program. I was born in Colorado but spent part of my childhood in Texas. After graduating from college, I began teaching abroad in Bolivia, where I worked …

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Foluwaseewa Lawanson 

My name is Foluwaseewa Lawanson and I am in the Elementary Inclusive Education program M.A. atTeachersCollege. Prior to TC, I worked as a Program Leader for THINK Together, a non-profit organization that provides quality out-of-school, after-school, and supplemental programs to students from underserved populations. I am …

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Anahid Modrĕk 

Hello! My name is Anahid, I am originally from Los Angeles, California and I am pursuing a MA/PhD inDevelopmental Psychology. As an undergrad at UC Berkeley I worked with students at a local middle school, where I could not help but notice that my students’ psychological …

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Alicia Chung 

My name is Alicia Chung and I am a second-year Math Buddy. I am extremely honored to be a returning Zankel fellow and feel even more prepared and confident to work with my four buddies the second time around. I have so many ideas and activities in mind, as well as a better sense of …

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Kira Tolla 

I'm fresh to the East Coast from the San Francisco Bay where I've been working in an array of capacities in the local Farmers Markets for the past four years and teaching as a Garden Specialist in an After School Program.  Over that time I've found …

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Erica Roth 

My name is Erica Roth and I am a first-year MA student in the dual certificate program in Bilingual/Biculturaleducation in the Arts & Humanities department. I am originally from Ithaca, New York, but I did my undergraduate work at Occidental College in Los Angeles as a …

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Yolanda Bromfield 

My name is Yolanda Bromfield and I am a second year Math Buddy! I am currently a Sociology and Education M.A. student. Beforecoming to Teachers College, I received a B.S. in Music Education from Hartwick College.  My research interests include race/ethnicity, sexuality, and gender issues that …

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Carol Park 

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My perpetual journey in academia and my love for language began at the University of California, San Diego where I studied English Literature as an undergraduate. Thereafter, I moved east and received my Masters in Humanities from the …

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Payman Vafaee 

Hello. My name is Payman Vafaee, and I am so excited to be a small part of Zankel Math and Reading Buddies Program to celebratethe loving memory of Dr. Zankel. I am thrilled to be working with kids with whom I share many things in my …

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Christina Romeo 

Upon graduating from New York University with a bachelor of science in communications, I had dreams of entering the world of advertising, marketing, or public relations.  However, after a few volatile years, I decided I needed to find something more secure and ideally more meaningful. I decided to apply for the NYC Teaching Fellows. Looking …

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History: Reflections from PS 154  ☆

In 2006, the TC Reading & Math Buddies Program was in place at PS 123. Below, a teacher and Buddies reflect on the experience. "Reading Buddies has provided a one-on-one literacy support for our students. This has definitely impacted the progress of the students in a very positive way. Their skills have improved from it” …

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History: Reflections from PS123 

In 2006, the TC Reading & Math Buddies Program was in place at PS 123. Below, a teacher and a Buddy reflect on the experience. “Having our Reading Buddy not only motivates the kids she works with to improve their reading, but it gives them the extra one-on-one time that I, as the teacher, am …

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History: Reflections from CS200  ☆

In 2006, the TC Reading & Math Buddies Program was in place at CS 200. Below are some quotes--from administrators, teachers, and Buddies--reflecting on their shared experience. "The power of the TC Buddies is the continuity and consistency of their work. They are an integral part of CS 200. They not only build literacy and …

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History: Reflections from PS 125  ☆

In 2006, the TC Reading & Math Buddies Program worked with classrooms at PS125. Below are some reflections from administrators, teachers, and Buddies following the experience. "Nestled between the communities of Harlem and Morningside Heights is The Ralph Bunche School, our teacher/learning environment. On any morning from Monday to Friday between 9:00-11:00am (prime learning time), …

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Reflections 

I have enjoyed my time as a Buddy. While I don’t have any heart-lifting stories to tell, I know that I have made a difference to these kids in some sort of way; maybe this has more to do with my inability to be “mushy” than anything, but I am not sure. We look at …

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