FELLOW: SAMMY MAGNUSON
I am an Inspired Teaching Fellow working with the first grade team at Brent Elementary this year. As a resident teacher, I am learning and teaching at once, while I pursue a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Trinity Washington University. I come to the teaching profession from Center for Inspired Teaching, where I got to tell the stories of joyful, effective, and engaging classrooms for years before I decided to learn how to create one of my own.
A graduate of Georgetown University, I have lived, studied, and worked in Washington, DC, for nearly ten years. My passion for education began as a summer school teacher at a DC public school; subsequently, I have worked as a classroom aide, literacy tutor, and researcher in several more classrooms across DC. I can tell that the Brent community is truly special, and I’m excited to be a part of it. I look forward to helping all students feel safe, valued, motivated to learn, and capable of achieving their dreams!