Voinovich School Student Accepted to Teach For America

Mollie Fitzgerald
March 29, 2013

The Voinovich School congratulates Undergraduate Research Scholar, Holly Strickland, on her acceptance to the Teach for America corps! Teach for America (TFA) offers recent college graduates a chance to eliminate educational inequity by providing students from low-income communities with excellent educations. Knowing she did not wish to immediately dive straight into graduate school, Holly was determined to do something meaningful while also developing professional skills. She explains, "TFA provided me the opportunity to service our country, develop my professional skill set, and champion high-quality education for those who need it the most! I look forward to working with youth from under served communities and challenging myself to be the best teacher I can be."

Voinovich School Assistant Professor, Dr. Holly Raffle explains, "I have really enjoyed watching Holly transition from student to professional over the past four years. I feel that Holly has taken advantage of all that Ohio University has to offer during her time here. Her personal and professional growth continues to impress me." Holly worked with Dr. Raffle on several projects throughout her college career.

This June, Holly will head to Southern Louisiana to teach secondary biology, one of her favorite high school subjects. She looks forward to teaching biology to high school students because "they are challenging, yet hold so much potential in high school and beyond."

We wish Holly the best of luck educating students and representing Teach for America as she focuses her efforts on closing the achievement gap!