School management – Astoria Schools http://astoriaschools.org/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 10:55:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://astoriaschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-31T000949.167.png School management – Astoria Schools http://astoriaschools.org/ 32 32 The online registration process is not intended to frustrate or cause anxiety https://astoriaschools.org/the-online-registration-process-is-not-intended-to-frustrate-or-cause-anxiety/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 10:55:35 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/the-online-registration-process-is-not-intended-to-frustrate-or-cause-anxiety/ The online registration process is not meant to frustrate or cause anxiety – Lesufi Lesufi was speaking to the media at Hoerskool MenloPark in Pretoria on Sunday regarding the placement process for Year 1 and Year 8 students for next year. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Photo: @EducationGP1/Twitter. JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi […]]]>

The online registration process is not meant to frustrate or cause anxiety – Lesufi

Lesufi was speaking to the media at Hoerskool MenloPark in Pretoria on Sunday regarding the placement process for Year 1 and Year 8 students for next year.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Photo: @EducationGP1/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the online registration process is not meant to frustrate parents and guardians or cause them anxiety.

Lesufi was speaking to the media at Hoerskool MenloPark in Pretoria on Sunday regarding the placement process for Year 1 and Year 8 students for next year.

Outlining the plan for the 2023 academic year, the MEC emphasized that the online registration system is intended to be accessible.

“Because I think a lot of people think we went down this road in order to frustrate them, in order to place them with an acceptable level of anxiety, but with online registrations you can queue in five schools at the same time. Your forms will be taken into account, your application will be counted and we may be able to trace each application.”

The department launched the system in 2016 promising it would be a game-changer for school admissions.

However, due to technical issues, the system has increasingly become a nightmare for parents and school management.

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Nigeria presents education solution at UN summit https://astoriaschools.org/nigeria-presents-education-solution-at-un-summit/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:46:35 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/nigeria-presents-education-solution-at-un-summit/ The NewGlobe said Nigeria showcased its practical programs that are transforming education systems in the country at the United Nations Education Transformation Summit. A statement made available to The punch said the president, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari retd. addressed the “Transforming Education Summit” on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General […]]]>

The NewGlobe said Nigeria showcased its practical programs that are transforming education systems in the country at the United Nations Education Transformation Summit.

A statement made available to The punch said the president, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari retd. addressed the “Transforming Education Summit” on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, during which he proclaimed Nigeria as a champion country, committed to greater inclusion and innovation for education in the country.

Further, he explained that three states in Nigeria; Edo, Lagos and more recently Kwara had implemented large-scale education transformation projects in partnership with NewGlobe.

The statement adds that the partnership between state governments and NewGlobe has strengthened education systems in Edo (EdoBEST), Lagos (EKOEXCEL) and Kwara (KwaraLEARN), saying it has provided life-changing educational solutions for children in the hard-to-reach and urban communities. .

The statement argued that these states have embraced the achievement of SDG-4 as a strategy to enshrine future economic prosperity, peace and stability.

”Nigeria is one of the countries present at the inaugural UN Transforming Education Summit that can showcase practical programs transforming education systems at the state level. Three states in Nigeria, Edo, Lagos and more recently Kwara have implemented large-scale education transformation projects in partnership with NewGlobe using a holistic methodology that delivers results. The success of this model lies in the fact that it is holistic, there is not a single component that drives success but rather a complex system built on four fundamental aspects: a digital learning platform, content adaptive instruction, training and coaching, and 360- degree support. Within this holistic system are many sets of practices, such as school management, learning and development, instructional guidance, and feedback. NewGlobe has established expectations for each of these sets of practices and consistently supports accordingly to ensure consistency and excellence.”

He revealed that 2019 Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Kremer said the study showed that attending schools with a highly standardized education had the potential to produce dramatic large-scale learning gains.

NewGlobe Group Chief Executive, Omowale David Ashiru, said: “Now is the time to identify and scale effective local solutions already implemented, by visionary governments, in the economies where they are the more needed. We all know the scale of the crisis, now we need practical actions, not words, to solve it.”

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Royal and Prior welcome new Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom – Donegal Daily https://astoriaschools.org/royal-and-prior-welcome-new-autism-spectrum-disorder-classroom-donegal-daily/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 12:05:46 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/royal-and-prior-welcome-new-autism-spectrum-disorder-classroom-donegal-daily/ The Royal and the Prior are delighted to announce the successful establishment of a new special class for students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in school this year. Although only a few weeks old, the ASD classroom is already a great addition to the school allowing students with ASD access to a wide range of […]]]>

The Royal and the Prior are delighted to announce the successful establishment of a new special class for students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in school this year.

Although only a few weeks old, the ASD classroom is already a great addition to the school allowing students with ASD access to a wide range of resources and supports within the school.

The classroom named ‘W5’ because of its location in the new West Wing Extension consists of a main classroom, sensory space, life skills space and lots of resources to help students to organize, occupational therapy and balance emotions.

These facilities not only benefit students with ASD, but also students with other additional needs within the school.

Sensory area Class ASD

Genevieve Griffin, ASD coordinator within the school noted that;

“As a community, we strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all of our students and this class is an amazing addition to our school. We hope to support the holistic development of autistic students within our community over the years to come, which not only includes curriculum support, but also emotional development, social skills and life skills support”

Michelle Carr, AEN Co-ordinator for The Royal and Prior also expressed her delight at the establishment of the ASD Special Class, she also noted that all the hard work that has been done by the school to have the class sanctioned by the Ministry Education Paid.

Ms. Carr noted that she: “I look forward to seeing enrolled students and those supported by the class come to fruition in the years to come.”

It’s a very exciting new chapter for the historic 400-year-old school, but why now? In a In the National Council for Special Education’s 2016 report, it was noted that 1 in 65 people, or 1.5% of the school population in Ireland, had an autism diagnosis, which is hugely significant.

This, combined with the Royal and Prior’s mission to activate’all students to achieve their full potential in a happy, safe and respectful environment’ the school administration, board and staff felt the time was right.

Principal, Dr H Welch said: “The new ASD classroom is a wonderful addition to the Royal and Prior and means we have the facilities and teachers to ensure that all pupils, whatever additional needs they may face, can attend school and be supported. to reach their potential.”

The Royal and the Prior are delighted to host an in-person open house for new and prospective students on October 27. An ideal opportunity to learn more about the new special class for ASDs. All questions are welcome and contact can be made via the school’s number on 074 9145389 or directly by email at creane_g@royalandprior.ie.

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PIL to HC asks TN government to take over management of Kallakurichi school https://astoriaschools.org/pil-to-hc-asks-tn-government-to-take-over-management-of-kallakurichi-school/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 15:40:43 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/pil-to-hc-asks-tn-government-to-take-over-management-of-kallakurichi-school/ CHENNAI: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Madras High Court asking the Government of Tamil Nadu to take over the management of Latha Education Society under which operates a private school in Kaniyamoor village of Kallakurichi district. Mr. L. Ravi, President of Desiya Makkal Sakthi Katchi has filed the petition for […]]]>

CHENNAI: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Madras High Court asking the Government of Tamil Nadu to take over the management of Latha Education Society under which operates a private school in Kaniyamoor village of Kallakurichi district.

Mr. L. Ravi, President of Desiya Makkal Sakthi Katchi has filed the petition for an interim leadership to appoint a special agent to control the administration of the school until the petition is decided.

He further asked the Department of School Education to consider his claim dated September 14 to take over the school in the interests of the safety and protection of the school’s 6,000 students.

The petitioner claimed that the petition was filed on the grounds that a female student, who was studying at the school, died in a mysterious condition and that subsequently a protest demanding justice for the girl’s death erupted. turned into massive violence.

“The reason for the girl’s death is not yet known and an investigation into the death and the violent protest is ongoing. Under such circumstances, the school should not be handed over to the same management, putting the lives of students at risk and parents in distress,” the petitioner said in his affidavit.

Ravi further stated that the same kind of issues also happened in the past. “The history of school management activity confirms the poor administration of its establishments. The management deliberately failed to prevent illegal activities inside the school,” the petitioner noted.

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Whitman’s Business Programs Rise in US News and Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings https://astoriaschools.org/whitmans-business-programs-rise-in-us-news-and-bloomberg-businessweek-rankings/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:40:18 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/whitmans-business-programs-rise-in-us-news-and-bloomberg-businessweek-rankings/ Business & Economy The Martin J. Whitman School of Management has received external validation of its upward trajectory among business schools in the form of double-digit jumps in the rankings of their undergraduate and full-time MBA programs. US news and world report ranked Whitman’s undergraduate business program 51st in the nation, up from 64th last […]]]>

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The Martin J. Whitman School of Management has received external validation of its upward trajectory among business schools in the form of double-digit jumps in the rankings of their undergraduate and full-time MBA programs.

US news and world report ranked Whitman’s undergraduate business program 51st in the nation, up from 64th last year. US News & World Report undergraduate business rankings are based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members of peer institutions. US News interviewed the deans and key faculty members of each of the 516 AACSB International-accredited undergraduate business programs.

Bloomberg Business Week see you again ranked Whitman’s MBA program as one of the best business schools in its 2022-23 edition, jumping 14 spots to No. 68 on the list. Bloomberg Rankings are based on data from incoming students (including their diversity), internship success at graduation, surveys of last class, 2014-2016 MBA graduates, and recruiters. Recent graduates and alumni have rated Whitman on topics including their learning experience, networking opportunities, and emphasis on entrepreneurial skills in their curriculum. With the help of business schools, Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed 6,422 students, 11,304 alumni and 778 employers for this year’s rankings.

“We are thrilled with this latest evidence of the impact of the exceptional programmatic work that Whitman has done over the past few years,” said Acting Dean Alexander McKelvie. “While the rankings are imperfect measures, the consistent message we get from multiple rankings, which draw on a variety of data sources, is that Whitman is clearly a thriving school. These accomplishments further reflect the great team effort of Whitman’s staff and faculty to raise the school’s stature among its business school peers.

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Swami Atmanand School: Temple of Education Transforming Chhattisgarh https://astoriaschools.org/swami-atmanand-school-temple-of-education-transforming-chhattisgarh/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:12:51 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/swami-atmanand-school-temple-of-education-transforming-chhattisgarh/ The well-equipped and modern classroom at Swami Atmanand English School By Sachin Sharma Education, besides health care and economic growth, is an important parameter to assess the development of a nation. If a nation invests in education, it reaps huge returns in multiple ways. And Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has made such a huge […]]]>
The well-equipped and modern classroom at Swami Atmanand English School

By Sachin Sharma

Education, besides health care and economic growth, is an important parameter to assess the development of a nation.

If a nation invests in education, it reaps huge returns in multiple ways. And Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has made such a huge investment in the form of Swami Atmanand Excellent English Medium School that many generations to come will reap the benefits of this investment.

The world is rapidly transforming into a global village, and only those who can match the speed of this progress and evolution can succeed. It has been observed that even the most talented children often miss opportunities because they cannot communicate in English. Every parent wants their child to receive a quality education at a good English middle school, but not everyone can afford the high tuition fees at private schools.

The Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, took this issue into consideration and created a solution in the form of the Swami Atmanand English Medium School Scheme. Schools opened under this program not only provide quality education in English, but also focus on comprehensive holistic development of children. Through this program, quality education and infrastructure have been made available in rural and forest areas of the state, not just in the capital city Raipur.

Swami Atmanand schools have been equipped with well-equipped libraries, a sports field, a practical laboratory and various other facilities to help children make the most of their potential. To deepen the connection of the younger generation with the Hindi language and indigenous culture, the Chief Minister has decided to open Atmanand schools in Hindi as well. Moreover, local dialects have also been included in the school curriculum, so that children can be proud of their culture, traditions and identity.

The first Swami Atmanand School was opened in the state on July 3, 2020. In the same year, 52 schools were opened in different cities. However, at the time, the number of students admitted here was less. Yet, the number of applications received in the first year was over 20,000. Gradually, these schools gained popularity and the number of applications increased significantly. In the year 2022-23, over two lakh 76,000 applications were received. Considering the huge influx of applications and growing popularity of the schools, the state government decided to open more Atmanand schools in various parts of the state. At present, 279 schools are functioning in Chhattisgarh, of which 247 are English language schools and 32 are Hindi language schools. Chhattisgarh government has planned to open 439 Swami Atmanand schools in Hindi in the next academic session.

The vision of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel behind this program is to create educational institutions in Chhattisgarh that have excellent facilities on par with private schools but are also accessible and affordable for parents economically weaker sections of society. In the same sequence, former public schools have been identified to make this system a reality. First of all, the infrastructures have been reinforced in these schools, the buildings have been renovated, the classrooms have been revamped, the old blackboards, the green boards have been replaced by smart boards. The old bench-table has been replaced by new comfort lot desks. New practical laboratories have been built and equipped with modern scientific equipment.

The most important requirement in a school is a teacher. Therefore, to meet this requirement, English language teachers were recruited by delegation from other schools. In addition, expert teachers have been recruited under contract. Training programs have been organized for teachers. Smart boards were installed for an interactive teaching-learning experience with audio-visual aid. This made it easier for the children to understand the subject.

At the BP Pujari school in the capital city Raipur, where the number of students in the past was only around 100, it has now risen to over 1000. Speaking of the Atmanand Tarbahar English School in Bilaspur district, the number of students in the then school was about 124, but after it was converted into Atmanand school, more than 800 students enrolled here. As applications began to pour in, the school management had to resort to a lottery system for selection and admission. The number of students enrolled in the year 2021-22, which was 41 thousand 745 lakh before, has now risen to 2 lakh 31 thousand 403 in 2022-23.

The Swami Atmanand School Program has positively transformed the structure and infrastructure of education in Chhattisgarh. Students here benefit from all the opportunities for growth and development, just like private schools in the metropolis, all for free. The program has yielded extremely positive results. During the Chief Minister’s Bhent-Mulaqat programs, people come all the way to meet Mr. Baghel and thank him for this initiative. The request to open more Atmanand schools was also received during the Bhent-Mulaqat visits. It is known that Swami Atmanand was a great figure in Chhattisgarh who raised awareness of the importance of education in the tribal areas. Swami ji’s teachings and messages have reached every nook and cranny of Chhattisgarh today, all thanks to the efforts of the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel.

(The author is Deputy Public Relations Officer with the Government of Chhattisgarh)

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A teacher develops a digital platform to reduce the burden of non-academic tasks https://astoriaschools.org/a-teacher-develops-a-digital-platform-to-reduce-the-burden-of-non-academic-tasks/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 20:13:54 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/a-teacher-develops-a-digital-platform-to-reduce-the-burden-of-non-academic-tasks/ At a time when discussions about the growing burden of non-academic and administrative tasks for teachers at Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools in Maharashtra have raised major concerns, Sandeep Gund, a ZP teacher, has a digital solution to offer. It has developed a school management system for public schools, a technological platform that promises considerable relief […]]]>

At a time when discussions about the growing burden of non-academic and administrative tasks for teachers at Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools in Maharashtra have raised major concerns, Sandeep Gund, a ZP teacher, has a digital solution to offer.

It has developed a school management system for public schools, a technological platform that promises considerable relief with a paperless mode of data collection.

This school management system aims to simplify the administrative process of a school. This system’s versatile approach will help automate day-to-day operations on a single platform and provide insightful reporting when needed. With over 100 modules in its custom features, the system is specially designed for public schools in Maharashtra.

“There are nearly 150 records in any ZP school that need to be kept by a teacher, who also takes care of the administrative duties. Types of records vary from the general record containing a student’s enrollment data, school-issued transfer or school-leaving certificate records, lunchtime meal records, school accounts providing details of expenses under different government grants, scholarship details, student Aadhaar cards, deadstock register to keep a record of items at school and the list goes on. And from time to time the government asks ZP schools to submit data in various formats,” said Gund, who along with other tech-savvy teachers leads the Digital Education Empowerment Program (DEEP) Foundation, which aims to improving public sector education. through the intervention of technology and digital platforms.

“This system will put an end to the duplication of work because once the data has been entered, different reports can be generated for submission to the government. For example, if the government wants to know the details of students’ Aadhaar, as well as caste data, a teacher will only have to generate this report from the system instead of going through four different registers to prepare a new document,” Gund added. .

The almost ready project will start a pilot run in two districts of Maharashtra – Kolhapur and Ahmednagar – after Diwali.

According to Gund, the goal is to train principals and teachers of ZP schools to familiarize them with the technology. To ensure this, the system will initially be offline, with the aim of helping teachers maintain the full digital record of their school. The pilot will look for loopholes to fine-tune the system before a report is presented to the state government with a proposal for statewide implementation, he said.

Kailas Pagare, State Project Manager, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, who has already seen a presentation of the system, said, “While a statewide implementation may help, we are evaluating opportunities to funding for the same. But the system still needs work to become effective.

Over the past few days, the burden of non-academic duties for teachers in ZP schools in Maharashtra has come to the fore. Teachers complain that it does not allow them to concentrate on their academic tasks. They raised concerns that it will be more damaging post-pandemic, as students have already suffered significant learning loss.

In a speech on Teachers’ Day earlier this month, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde assured that the government would work to reduce this burden.

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Governor Ugwuanyi inaugurates new post-primary school management council – The Sun Nigeria https://astoriaschools.org/governor-ugwuanyi-inaugurates-new-post-primary-school-management-council-the-sun-nigeria/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 08:28:59 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/governor-ugwuanyi-inaugurates-new-post-primary-school-management-council-the-sun-nigeria/ Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday inaugurated the newly reconstituted Enugu State Post-Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) at Government House, Enugu. Ugwuanyi also swore in Oliver Enete as special adviser and Remigius Eze as permanent secretary. Inaugurating the board, Ugwuanyi appointed Favor Ugwuanyi as chairman of the board with Ugochukwu Eneze and Chukwuma […]]]>

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday inaugurated the newly reconstituted Enugu State Post-Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) at Government House, Enugu.

Ugwuanyi also swore in Oliver Enete as special adviser and Remigius Eze as permanent secretary.

Inaugurating the board, Ugwuanyi appointed Favor Ugwuanyi as chairman of the board with Ugochukwu Eneze and Chukwuma Okenwa as members.

The Governor has also appointed Prof. Rose Onah and Mrs. Agatha Ukah as ex-officio members and the new permanent secretary, Remigius Eze, as secretary to the board.

Governor Ugwuanyi explained that the PPSMB has been reconstituted in accordance with Sections 4 and 9 of the Enugu State Post-Primary Schools Management Board Act, Cape Town. 67, Enugu State Laws 2004, following the expiry of the previous Council by the passage of time.

According to the Governor, the Board is responsible for managing and controlling all post-primary schools and institutions, being public schools under the Education Act.

He added that “the centrality of this mandate to the development of our future human resources underscores the imperative of appointing to the board of directors people with solid educational backgrounds, experience, character and diversified skills.”

He recalled that Enugu State was recently ranked first with a pass rate of 93.9% among public secondary schools in Nigeria and the second best performing state in the country to take the exam. WAEC in 2021.

Governor Ugwuanyi said, “These achievements and many more are a testament to the volume of investment the state has made in the infrastructure, human resources and oversight of the state’s post-primary school system.”

Congratulating the new members of the PPSMB on their appointment and inauguration, the Governor told them that their background obviously recommended them for the strategic mission.

He urged them to ensure sustainable improvement in the quality of teaching and learning in public post-primary schools through the optimization, development, motivation, discipline and effective supervision of the Council school staff.

Governor Ugwuanyi therefore instructed the new council to maintain the performance rating and strive to improve it.

“I wish you good luck in your new mission, hoping that you will justify the trust placed in you by the government and the good people of Enugu State.”

In response, PPSMB Chairman Favor Ugwuanyi appreciated the Governor for finding them worthy of serving on the board and promised the Governor that they would take the PPSMB from where they met him to a higher level. (NOPE)

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Jharkhand School has a special student! Watch a viral video of a monkey attending class with students https://astoriaschools.org/jharkhand-school-has-a-special-student-watch-a-viral-video-of-a-monkey-attending-class-with-students/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 07:28:14 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/jharkhand-school-has-a-special-student-watch-a-viral-video-of-a-monkey-attending-class-with-students/ Viral photo of monkey taking lessons at Jharkhand school Photo: IENS Jharkhand school saw a recent student in the class of a public school. According to an agency report, a monkey was seen entering and attending class with the students. The monkey has been attending these classes for a week. The viral video and photos […]]]>

Viral photo of monkey taking lessons at Jharkhand school

Photo: IENS

Jharkhand school saw a recent student in the class of a public school. According to an agency report, a monkey was seen entering and attending class with the students. The monkey has been attending these classes for a week.
The viral video and photos of the monkey entering classrooms and offices circulated on social media and gained traction. According to the agency’s report, the presence of the monkey in the classrooms has become a subject of interest.

According to the IANS news agency, the headmaster of the school said the monkey regularly came to school at 9 a.m. when the school opened and left in the evening after lessons had ended. The monkey walked into the classroom of class 9 students last week and upon seeing the monkey, the students got scared.

Viral Video of the monkey sitting in the classroom

Luckily, the monkey didn’t harm anyone and was spotted sitting on the classroom bench. It has become routine for the monkey according to the agency’s report. The report further adds that the monkey was spotted in the manager’s cabin on Wednesday and was sitting on the table. As soon as class started, as part of his routine, he went to sit on the classroom bench.

School management committee chairman Sakaldev Yadav said the forest department was called and the team tried to catch the monkey but were unable to.

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MBA 2022 to watch: Melanie Zook, Yale School of Management https://astoriaschools.org/mba-2022-to-watch-melanie-zook-yale-school-of-management/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:56:14 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/mba-2022-to-watch-melanie-zook-yale-school-of-management/ “Former mission-driven educator with a passion for social impact, responsible business practices, and tex-mex food.” Hometown: San Antonio, TX Fun fact about yourself: I once interned for Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales, and spent a semester campaigning for Welsh independence. Undergraduate school and degree: Rice University – BA in Sociology and Political Studies Where […]]]>

“Former mission-driven educator with a passion for social impact, responsible business practices, and tex-mex food.”

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Fun fact about yourself: I once interned for Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales, and spent a semester campaigning for Welsh independence.

Undergraduate school and degree: Rice University – BA in Sociology and Political Studies

Where was the last place you worked before enrolling in business school? EMERGE Fellowship, Human Resources and Operations Manager

Where did you do your internship during the summer of 2021? Dallas Innovation Alliance; KC digital player

Where will you work after you graduate? Bain & Company, Consultant (Washington, DC office)

Community work and leadership roles in a business school:

  • 2nd year animator – Business and Politics Club (2021-2022)
  • 2nd year career advisor (2021-2022)
  • Creativity, Fundraising Week and Auction Chairs – SOM Internship Fund (2021)
  • Research Assistant – Chief Executive Leadership Institute (2021-2022)
  • Teaching Assistant – “America’s Future Role in the Global Economy” (2022)
  • Winner of the National Small Business School Challenge, a business case competition involving the best MBA students with local SMEs affected by COVID-19 (2020)
  • Social Impact Consultant in a SOM team advising ConnCAN, an education advocacy group, on the response to Covid-19 (2020-2021)
  • Recipient of Dean’s Scholarship and Forte MBA Scholarship (2020)

What academic or extracurricular achievement are you most proud of while in business school? I am most proud of my work co-managing the Internship Fund, which is a great example of SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society. The first of its kind among business schools, the IF financially supports students doing their summer internship in the voluntary or social sector. Because these organizations are often only able to provide very limited funding, IF makes these internships financially realistic. While COVID-19 profoundly affected the IF’s normal fundraising efforts, our team was engaged and innovative, and we were still able to raise enough money to enable our classmates to pursue these opportunities. I passionately believe that MBAs should use their talents to bring about positive change in this world, and I’m proud to go to a school that invests money in this endeavor.

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? Before SOM, I spent three years abroad (in Prague then in Taipei) as a teacher and school administrator. My resume lists many of the conventional “achievements” from these experiences: creating a new blended online/offline curriculum, standardizing teacher training processes, and increasing investment in education technology. . But the greatest accomplishments were always with the children. In addition to my administrative work, I taught English to elementary school students. There were so many accomplishments in those years that I still think about all the time: the struggling student I taught three days a week the day he finally passed a quiz; the shyest girl in class performing in the school play; the most energetic boy I’ve ever met, winning an award for an essay he wrote for me. I am proud to say that I helped these children in one way or another, no matter how small, and it will always be one of the brightest moments of my career.

Why did you choose this business school? An MBA was not always an obvious choice for my career, but it was clear that of all the possible MBA paths, SOM has been the obvious choice for a school. I am focused on social impact, but I also believe deeply that the solutions to our biggest problems will come from collaboration between the public, private and non-profit sectors. SOM lives at this intersection. I am surrounded by people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and passions. A common thread, however, is that we all have some sense of our responsibility to the rest of the world. No, we don’t all go into nonprofit work immediately after the MBA (myself included), but the ‘business and society’ intersection can manifest in a million different ways throughout our careers. . I believed it during the application process, and I believe it now – SOM students will have a positive impact on this world.

Who was your favorite MBA professor? My favorite teacher is easily Jeffrey Garten, a former Dean of SOM with extensive experience in the public and private sectors. Professor Garten teaches a course called “America’s Future Role in the Global Economy,” which I took during my freshman year and currently as a teacher. The course is incredibly relevant, as our seminars cover everything from China to cryptocurrencies to climate change. More importantly, however, Professor Garten’s commitment to his students is unmatched. Not only is he the best teacher I’ve had at SOM, but he also made himself readily available for career advice and overall support. An MBA in the time of COVID has often been strange and isolating; Professor Garten has always made me feel like I’m still part of a community.

What has been your favorite MBA event or tradition at your business school? The annual Harvard-Yale game is a huge event across the university, but my favorite tradition is the HBS-SOM hockey game the night before (“the game before the game”). While the game was canceled my freshman year, it happened in the fall of 2021 at Yale. It was the first sporting event I had attended since the pandemic began, and I was able to cheer in the stands with all my friends and classmates. There are so many traditions my class missed, traditions we don’t even know and never will. But the hockey game held on, and so did we. We lost a ridiculous amount, and it didn’t matter – what mattered was that we were all together, cheering on our friends, celebrating that we didn’t screw it all up in the end.

Looking back on your MBA experience, what is one thing you would do differently and why? This experience happened as it did and I am grateful to him. Most of my regrets are COVID-related, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

What surprised you the most about business school? I’m surprised at how integrated I feel with the rest of Yale. During my application process, I knew I wanted to take advantage of other courses offered through the university, but I wasn’t sure that was realistic. This semester, I am not taking any classes at SOM. Instead, I’m in two courses at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, a course at Yale College in the political science department, and a course that crosses over with the Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School. I think when people apply to business school, they tend to view it as a siled experience – all of your classes, friends, and experiences will take place within the MBA ecosystem. It was not true. So many people I know at SOM are taking classes at other Yale schools, and there are also many dual degree students who are natural gateways to other schools. I go to SOM, of course, but I also go to Yale, and it’s been amazing.

What is one thing you did during the application process that gave you an advantage at your chosen school? I think the biggest advantage I had was that I had a clear idea of ​​what I wanted from SOM. I had to have this inner clarity; Otherwise, I would not have applied. I had spent months thinking about the right next step in my career, what kind of degree I would need to get there, and what kind of program would give me the right tools. By the time I sat down and wrote my applications, this thought popped up in my essays, because it was genuine. Admissions committees can tell if you’re applying to a program because you can’t think of anything better to do. My biggest advice to future students is to know Why an MBA, why nowand why here. If you can answer these questions, your application will shine.

Which MBA classmate do you admire the most? There are so many! If I have to pick one, I’ll vote for Sarah Gannon. She is our Student Government President this year, and she has guided us through the ever-changing COVID protocols with confidence and skill. Sarah is a tireless advocate for SOM students. Without his leadership, this strange half-pandemic, half-normal year would have been much worse. I am so grateful for lovely people like Sarah who show up to be leaders even when the job is extremely difficult.

Who most influenced your decision to do business in college? One dinner changed the course of my life. It sounds dramatic, but it’s not; we can all trace certain paths to certain times. I was living in Taipei in 2018 and having dinner with a former undergraduate professor, Dr. Steven Lewis. About two hours into our dinner, I was talking to Dr. Lewis about whether I should get an MPP. He said, “Have you ever thought of an MBA?” I said, “Of course not; I’m not trying to be a banker. Dr Lewis laughed and said, “Maybe you should find out. Some schools have a social impact. The seed has been planted. A year and a half later, I applied to business school, and here we are.

What are the top two items on your professional to-do list?

  • Work for the federal government
  • Help a non-profit organization dramatically increase its impact

How has the pandemic changed your outlook on a career? I have much more confidence now that I can shape a career in my life, rather than the other way around. It is now much more possible to work remotely or in hybrid mode, which can help establish a better work-life balance. One of the reasons I never considered consulting, for example, was that I didn’t want to live in hotels Monday through Thursday for years. With the pandemic, this way of life is much less common. COVID-19 hasn’t been the revolution in work we thought it might be, but it has changed perspectives on what is a reasonable way to work, which has opened the door for me to explore options that fit my own needs and limitations.

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