Julia is a senior at the University of Cincinnati, studying geography and philosophy. She’s also a cellist, mock trial coach and a stand-out Graider, delivering highly effective feedback to students and teachers across the country.
Sophia is a future lawyer and student champion. As a teen, Sophia watched her mom, a small biz owner, struggle to navigate the legal system. This inspired her passion for law and advocacy work. Read on to see how she's bringing her counsel to The Graide Network this year!
There are standard practices in medicine that make doctors more professional, prepared, and effective that are nowhere to be found in our education system. What if we trained teachers like doctors through residencies, allowed teachers to specialize and collaborate like doctors, and observed teachers in instructional rounds?
The new frontier for teaching is collaboration, but before we can successfully implement a collaborative model, we first have to address the myriad roles of teachers today and the isolation that currently keeps teachers from meeting their full potential.
Ariana graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. She racked up several writing awards and was preparing to start her Master's in Secondary Education in English when her health unraveled overnight.