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Jen Lawrence
The Mississippi Delta
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My Mississippi Teacher Corps Experience: Reflections Why Teach I committed to Mississippi Teacher Corps with the hope that I would become part of something much larger than myself. While lobbying or law, business or banking were professions I had carefully considered throughout my formative years, I knew that my spirit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Jen Lawrence's blog
Reflecting on my first post is comical really. I can't remember being excited, but apparently I was masking utter glee to move to the Delta and dig-in my new life. I do have a sweet apartment, that much hasn't changed (apologies in advance that no one will experience the bliss... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Jen Lawrence's blog
First Years: When you begin your journey to Mississippi, regardless of your origin, I think I second others when I tell you to take some time to mentally prepare. As my father would say, “Get your head right, kid.” And he’d be right. This whole move to the South (or,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Jen Lawrence's blog
When I first visited Tunica in the early summer of 2009, I sat down with then-principal and delivered responses to interview questions that he and I both knew were superfluous. The meeting went well, and I shook his hand after agreeing to take the open English III, 11th grade, teaching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Jen Lawrence's blog
As I sit indolently on a back porch, gazing at the sunset over the Mississippi River, I reflect on the past weeks. Last weekend was filled with joy met with cautious anxiety. Friday afternoon was entrenched with the typical chaos that surrounds a football game evening—ice down cooler of water... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Jen Lawrence's blog
If I had my first year to do over again, namely I would have immersed myself quicker and more substantially. While I recognize that hind-sight is 20-20 (and at any particular time last year, the thought of sticking around school any longer than was absolutely necessary would likely have resulted... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Jen Lawrence's blog
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