Michael Griffin (Georgia Tech Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow; M.A., English, University of Tulsa, '09; B.A., English & B.A., Liberal Arts, Northwestern State University, '07) is teaching English and Writing at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, GA. He credits Pre-Teaching for helping him transition from higher to secondary education.
Ryan Hedrich (B.S., Public Policy, ’14) is a math teacher at Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County. Originally an Applied Mathematics major, Ryan is excited to be teaching it now. He encourages all GT students who want to teach to work with GT Pre-Teaching!
Rena Ingram (M.S., Chemistry, Georgia TEch, '17; B.S. Chemistry, Fort Valley State University, ’14) was a Cherry Emerson Fellow and was part of the Southern Regional Educational Board’s State Doctoral Scholars Program. She is recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship and a Noyce Foundation Fellowship and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching Science (Chemistry) at Kennesaw State University. Read about Rena's journey to the classroom here.
Dr. Gabriel Lovatt (Georgia Tech Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow; Ph.D., University of Georgia, English Literature, ’13; M.A. University of Georgia, English Literature, ’07; B.A., English, University of Colorado Denver, ’03;) is teaching high school English at Athens Academy, an independent school in Athens, GA. Dr. Lovatt is grateful for the invaluable support she received from Georgia Tech Pre-Teaching during her job search, interviews, and final decision making process.
Dr. Cody Morelock (Ph.D., Chemistry & Biochemistry, ’14 and post-doctoral research fellow, Georgia Tech, B.S., Chemistry, ’09 – Furman University) is teaching Physics and Physical Science at Marietta High School in the Marietta City Schools system and completing teaching certification over the next two years. He enjoys spending time with his wife Julianna (also a teacher!) and his dog Charlie.
Steven Morrison (M.S., Curriculum & Instruction at Tennessee Tech, ’17; B.S., Biology, Georgia Tech, 2015; B.S., Management, Georgia Tech, 2009) was completed a teacher residency, a master’s degree, and acquired Tennessee teaching certification through Project Inspire in Chattanooga. He is now a high school science teaching in Chattanooga. Watch Steven explain why he teaches.
Lela Myrick (B.S., Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, ’17) was a Spring 2017 Pre-Teaching Advising program intern with the not-for-profit STE(A)M Truck, a mobile makerspace for kids in grades K – 8, prior to graduating. She is now teaching full-time at New Horizons Bilingual School in the Dominican Republic.
Aileen Pollitzer (B.S., Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies in French, ’16) was a pre-teaching intern in the CEISMC Pathways program at Tech. Participating in an internship gave her teaching experience before applying for teaching jobs. Aileen is now teaching French at Norcross High School in the Gwinnett County Schools system.
Erica Louise Richards (B.S., History, Technology & Society, ’15) is the Specials/Studio Teacher in coding and computer science at The Kindezi School Old Fourth Ward, a public charter school in the Atlanta Public Schools system. “Ms. Rica” serves her community from within the classroom in and ignites her students’ passion to learn and lead by incorporating spoken word, music, history, and STEAM into her life’s work.
India Scott (M.S. Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University, ’16; B.A., Mathematics, Notre Dame of Maryland University, ’11) was a graduate student at Georgia Tech when she received a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship to pursue a master’s in curriculum and instruction for mathematics. She is now a high school math teacher in Indiana.
Michole Washington (B.S., Applied Mathematics, ‘16) was a two-term Pre-Teaching Advising program intern in the STEM Lab and in mathematics classes at Centennial Academy, a K-8 problem-based learning charter school in the Atlanta Public Schools System. She is the founder and CEO of Afrithmetic Tutoring.