It’s hard to decide which is gutsier: John Armstrong ’67’s decision to enroll at Princeton again, or his plan to teach at a middle school.
Armstrong is among 41 participants this year in Princeton’s Program in Teacher Preparation; he writes about the experience on page 34. The program regularly turns out top new teachers — most recently, Matty Valvano ’06 won the 2008 New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award and now teaches in Maryland. Valvano, who says teaching in a public high school is “never boring,” credits the teacher-prep program for providing the “proper mindset and mentoring to constantly find ways to improve and make good on my intentions to help young people.” While the program may not be well known, it stands as a leading example of Princeton in the nation’s service.
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