Portland State University recently spotlighted Alexis Atwood, who worked as Step Up – Roosevelt’s Lead Advocate, and is now pursuing graduate school. “Most students are lucky to receive one scholarship, but [Alexis Atwood] has earned four of them”, says PSU College of Education.
This Fall, Alexis is entering PSU’s Secondary Dual Educator Program, where she will receive a master’s degree in education and dual licensure in special education and a middle- or secondary-level content area, such as health.
“I want to have a classroom that is equitable and culturally responsive,” Alexis wrote. ” I want to create a classroom where I meet students where they are at academically and emotionally, a space where all kids are able to learn.”
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