Name: Jarod Hightower-Mills
School attending: Claremont-McKenna College
Returning teacher?: Returning to Austin after a year off
Class(es) teaching: English and Curtain Call (exploration)
I am really afraid of being a returner after leaving the site for a summer. There has been a lot of changes in the staff and execution of the program, and I am afraid I am going to crave “the good ol’ days” like my students’ in 2005. This summer has great potential. I am really excited about teaching a strong creative writing based curriculum this summer. Although I loved teaching math my first summer, my skills as a French major are much more attuned to communication and expression through words. I am also very excited about chairing the Values in Action committee. Encouraging students to take positive risk is so important, and I want to see this BT community to continue to see growth in this very important area. Alors, c’est tout.