Spring 2014| Posse Atlanta Quarterly

  

College of Wooster Senior to Join Teach For America

The College of Wooster Scholar Deja Moss.

Deja Moss, a senior history major and African studies minor at The College of Wooster, will join the 2014 Teach For America cohort in North Carolina to teach middle school social studies.

“By helping them have an empowering education, I want to give my students a new understanding of what they can give to their community and world,” says Deja, who was a camp counselor at C5 Youth Foundation, an organization that helps at-risk youth realize their leadership potential and college readiness.

Throughout her collegiate career, Deja has gravitated to mentoring roles. As an intern in the office of admission, she has been instrumental in shaping students’ experiences at Wooster. She enjoys helping prospective students fully grasp how the college, through its rigorous academics and diverse student body, commits to each student’s academic and social growth.

As president of the Black Student Association (BSA), Deja prides herself on coaching the rising executive board to be successful even after she graduates. One of her strategies has been to have incoming executive officers sit with current officers in meetings to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information. Under Deja’s leadership, the BSA has promoted public dialogue about the experiences of black students at the college and increased administrative support for various student groups on campus.

Deja is ready to bring her leadership and training into a classroom curriculum that will engage her students, promote cultural awareness, and instill them with pride and confidence in their abilities.

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