|Career Partner Spotlight: Marcus McKoy and Teach for America|
Marcus McKoy '10, '11 • Teach for America '13
Today, Marcus is building on the impact he began with City Year as
a Teach for America corps member in Orangeburg, SC. He teaches 10th and 11th
grade chemistry and physical science and is an assistant coach on the baseball
"I have the ability to make my classes more engaging and more
impactful. If the students are not finding the class interesting on a
particular day, I can always make a game or competition to spice things up.”
His TFA Summer Institute
and professional development resources from the school district has played an important role in preparing him for success: "I didn’t major in science in
college so I had to immerse myself in studying and lesson planning. The Summer Institute is challenging but I had
a lot of support during my six weeks of training. My school district has been very supportive
of me as a first year teacher.”
Marcus encourages all
corps members and alumni considering applying to Teach for America to take time
to reflect on what motivated you join City Year and what do you want to
accomplish as a teacher. This
perspective will not only help you during the application process and Summer
Institute but keep you focused day to day in the classroom.
you motivated right now, the core of your motivation, keep that in the
forefront of your mind and reflect on that every day. When it gets hard, you can lose perspective. Being at City Year you have a team; with
teaching it’s just you in the classroom.
Keep reflecting on what motivates you.
Your students will benefit.”
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