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Careers In… K-12 Education

June 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Careers Beyond Academia Careers In… K-12 Education

English PhD to High School Teacher. Thinking about career opportunities for PhDs in K-12 education? Join us for career information, advice and questions with Kristen Angierski, PhD Candidate in Cornell’s English Department and Andrew Mahlstedt of United World College, (formerly UW Madison) will share insights and advice on their career journey into high school teaching and administration. To Register. We will send a zoom link and password the day prior.

Kristen Angierski is a Ph.D. candidate in Cornell’s English department. She works in the environmental humanities and has taught an eclectic range of courses, including Literature and Climate Change, Ecohorror, and Witch Narratives. She discovered her passion for pedagogy early in her graduate school career and was delighted to be offered a high school teaching job in February. Starting this fall, she will teach generalist English courses as well as environmental humanities electives to eleventh and twelfth graders at the South Carolina Governor’s School.

Andrew Mahlstedt, PhD, is currently Director of a project to open a United World College (UWC) in Colombia, and Global National Committee Development Consultant for UWC International. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. (English) from Middlebury College, an M.A. (International Comparative Education) from Stanford University, and a PhD (English) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Until 2016, he was Deputy Head and taught History and English at the United World College (UWC) in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the UWC in Mostar, he has taught at the Mahindra United World College of India, the Prison University Project at San Quentin Prison, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Middlebury College.

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June 18, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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