My name is Heike, and I’m a TFA Newark 2011 Corps Member! I graduated from Ithaca College in 2011 with B.A.s in Spanish and English, and minors in German and Honors Studies. I speak 4 languages (Spanish, English, German, and Portuguese), and I believe the achievement gap that American students face is the biggest travesty and disservice facing our country at this time.
For that reason, I’m here to blog my experiences as a part of the Teach for America movement. If you have any questions about me, or my posts, feel free to leave a comment, or email me!
Of course, anything that I say on this site is my personal opinion and does not reflect the overall opinion of Teach for America or the schools at which I word. Comments on my posts should be kept marginally respectful, and I reserve the right to keep an eye on them and delete them if necessary. That said, I warmly and openly encourage dialogue, criticism, and advice!
Email: heike [DOT] marie [AT] gmail [DOT] com