"[A good teacher has] to be smart. Not only a strong formal education but also what we would call 'with-it-ness.' A combination of common sense and self-awareness, a high EQ as well as high IQ. You have to be committed to this type of work. It’s not enough to just want to teach or work in education. When you teach in an under-resourced community, whether it’s urban or rural, the kids and family have a particular set of needs that require more time and attention and work and you have to not only be willing but excited to do it."
Jessica Cunningham (DC '15) Exectuive Director
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