Mr. Van Owen is a 2008 member of Teach for America's New York City Corps.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Do I look official yet?
So we're winding down our time at Institute (we've only got two teaching days left), so I wanted to document our lives at school. Here are some photos of our posters, classrooms, etc. We've been teaching our students how to write personal experience narratives. For my class, I turned our room into a mini newsroom and had the students write "on deadline."
moved to New York City in June 2008 to start summer institute for Teach for America. He attended the University of Florida, where he earned both his master's and bachelors' degrees. He teaches English, literacy, and writing to seventh and eighth graders, as well as advises the school newspaper, yearbook, and student council. His school is in Washington Heights, NY.