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Career Spotlight: Special Education Teacher Bianca Lynch

Bianca Lynch '03 • Special Education Teacher

Bianca Lynch
"I thought I was going to be an attorney," laughs Bianca Lynch. Far from any court room or law firm, Lynch finds herself serving in a whole new way. Though her days are hectic as a special education teacher at a high school in Maryland, she could not imagine it any other way now. There are no average days in her line of work; she is a mentor, a confidant, a teacher, a support system, and still finds the time to be the head coach of her schools track team. During her corps year with City Year Washington, DC in 2002-2003, Lynch served as a mentor for middle school students with behavioral issues and provided academic support and guidance to get them back on track.

Moments spent mentoring students one-on-one first sparked her passion for education.

"City Year was the deciding factor that led me to what I do now," Lynch explains. "Working with the middle schoolers in DC, it became more and more apparent what I wanted to do. I saw students who obviously had more going on than a disinterest in learning. I saw teachers working with kids the way I wanted to work with kids. I saw an opportunity to do more. The experiences working through City Year pushed me to where I am today."

Today, her service with City Year continues through her leadership of the City Year Alumni Association where she serves as Co-Chair for the National Alumni Advisory Board. Her decision to remain involved with City Year is, simply, a sense of an enjoyment, "I stayed involved because I enjoy it. I enjoy the people I meet and the opportunities. Everything that City Year offered then, I can still get now, just in a different way."

Exemplifying idealism in action, Lynch believes that being an active alumnus allows her the opportunity to serve. With her full work load and multitude of students, Lynch continues to devote herself to service and education.

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