Photo: fr. left to right: Maddie Perlmutter, Claire Wampler, Jessica Bundage, & Tracy Jo Ingram
We’re thrilled to welcome four new Faculty members to SLP! Along with their passion for working with youth, they bring impressive backgrounds in teaching, service, and project-based learning:
After graduating college, Jessica Bundage worked as an AmeriCorps member in Dallas, Texas, where she supported under-served elementary and middle school-aged youth. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia, Jessica provided language, health, and leadership education to middle and high school students. Last summer, she taught a journalism class and mentored high school students at a girls school in Kenya. Born and raised in Houston, Jessica is pursuing a Master’s degree in International Education at NYU.
Lousiville-native Tracy Jo Ingram served as Americorps volunteer coordinator in San Francisco after graduating college. Over the past seven years, Tracy held multiple positions with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, where her work focused on advocacy, identity development, empathy-cultivation, and public service. In her most recent position as Director of Social Responsibility, Tracy managed curriculum development and program direction for more than 10,000 youth. Tracy is a graduate student at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, where she is studying for her Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy.
During her gap year between high school and college, Maddie Perlmutter served as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year, where shesupported 5th and 6th grade classrooms in a Sacramento elementary school. When she’s not teaching or studying, Maddie can be found enjoying a morning yoga class, grabbing coffee with friends, or spending time outdoors. A senior in the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Maddie is majoring in Education Studies and Child & Adolescent Development, and minoring in Public Policy & Management.
A graduate of Barnard College, Claire Wampler has facilitated service learning programs in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Nicaragua. Passionate about community engagement and social justice, Claire previously worked at Move This World, equipping students and teachers with tools to strengthen their mental and emotional wellbeing. A professionally trained dancer, Claire is developing the curriculum for an integrated dance and sustainability course at a Brooklyn middle school and teaching dance classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center and in New York City schools with Marquis Studios.
We’re so fortunate to have their passion and expertise, and look forward to sharing their stories throughout the 2017-18 school year.
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