Babson Senior to Join Teach for America
Babson undergraduate student Caitlin Gomez-Howard ‘16 will be spending her first year post-grad in Teach for America. She will be teaching middle and high school math in the California Capital Valley, Stockton, CA.
Hometown: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Why Teach for America?
“After speaking to one of the recruiters, how could I not be interested in working for Teach for America? I knew that I wanted to make some kind of impact on the world after finishing my undergraduate degree, and what better way than starting with the youth right here in the United States. As soon as I heard about what Teach for America does to improve education, I knew I had to get involved. Just talking about education in the U.S. ignites a passion in me that I never knew I had until hearing about Teach for America. Now that I know I am going to be a part of this wonderful organization, I can’t wait to get started!”
How has Babson prepared you for Teach for America?
“Even though I will not be going directly into a typical ‘business’ job, I definitely believe that Babson has prepared me for this line of work. I will be using Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to improve the education level of my students. I want to be able to understand the difficulties of my students so I can help them grow and develop into a stronger future. Having the diversity and entrepreneurship background from Babson, I feel confident entering a job in education.”
What are you most excited about?
“I am so excited to meet my students! Even if there are some difficult days, it will all be worth it when I get the satisfaction of knowing I helped to improve their education.”
Gomez-Howard’s journey shows that there isn’t just one pathway from Babson, but that a Babson education is limitless.
About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, 8,600 corps members are teaching in 52 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 42,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.