HGSE Personal Statement

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Over the years I have served as an educator, mentor and art instructor in the urban community both part time for about five years and fulltime for the past two and a half years both locally and abroad. From teaching art at my local community art center in downtown Atlanta to traveling to inner city Hyderabad, India to teach impoverished youth, I have always found a way to remain an active in urban education. Giving back is a 360 practice, I am educator of color because I remember what it was like to be an inner city youth of color. My passion lies within urban communities because I was once an inquisitive student greatly impacted by educators and professionals and if such experiences made me the person I am today I can only hope that I can…show more content…
These combined factors greatly undermine the social, economic, and political potential of minorities in America. I am developing myself professionally and through academic studies to develop comprehensive plans addressing school improvements, enforcing civil rights, and equitable access to resources and higher education for all people. Through HGSE I will expand my network of professionals that understand the achievement gaps and collaborate to not only ask the daring questions but be agents of change. I plan to become a leader whose future work is never displaced from the community I serve. After graduation my true desire lies to straddle both the hands-on forefront of the classroom and the transformative policy and administrative lens. My ideal position enables me to only to hear the voices and see the needs of the community I impact but also take the theories into practice to ensure that all students are prepared for a 21st century global society. Though my role is multifaceted; from a role model, artist, and educator, being a leader that demonstrates a commitment to equity and excellence comes
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