Jenny Ly.
Jenny Ly.

Tulane Senior Pursues Teaching and Graduate Study in Education

Spring 2020 | New Orleans

Tulane University senior Jenny Ly has been accepted to the Urban Teachers program, which guarantees her a teaching position next year and a master’s degree in education at Johns Hopkins University. She will graduate from Tulane this May with a degree in anthropology and certification in secondary education.

Jenny has demonstrated a commitment to education and the community throughout her four years as a Posse Scholar. For the past two summers, she has taught with Breakthrough New Orleans, a nonprofit committed to bridging inequities in the city’s education system.

“Posse provided me with the support and resources that I needed.”

Last summer, Jenny was awarded the Breakthrough New Orleans Shirley K. Haspel Teaching Fellowship, awarded to teaching fellows who demonstrate outstanding commitment and passion to the organization’s students and mission. The fellowship has allowed her to continue to work for educational equity throughout the academic year at the Breakthrough New Orleans, where she assists with administrative tasks. She is also developing an enrichment curriculum for the program’s scholars.

Jenny was introduced to Breakthrough New Orleans as a first-year, when she searched for summer internship opportunities through the Posse Portal, an online resource for Posse Scholars.

“Posse provided me with the support and resources that I needed to pursue my career in teaching,” she says.

Jenny’s placement with Urban Teachers will be as a middle school English teacher in Dallas, Texas. She looks forward to all she will learn at Johns Hopkins and to her career as a leader in education.