As Lausanne begins In-Service week, we are excited to welcome three members to our new Teaching Fellows Internship program.
The program, specifically designed to recruit minority candidates interested in pursuing education as a career, provides a notable and supportive experience that produces exposure to the PreK through 12th-grade academic learning environment, after school activities and other duties at Lausanne.
Please join us in welcoming in the following people into the Lausanne family:
Victoria came to Lausanne because she wants to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher that makes a difference in her students' lives Iand she believes Lausanne is the place to learn to be the greatest. She attended Jackson State University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Victoria is originally from Clarksdale, MS – also known as the Home of the Blues – and moved to Memphis from New Orleans where she had a wonderful career in food service management. She also has previous experience in education as a Computer Lab paraprofessional at Oakhurst Middle School in Clarksdale, MS and as an educational assistant at Kingsbury High School in Memphis, TN. Victoria loves reading, dancing, animals, arts and crafts, being in nature and cooking.
Alexa is a first-time employee with Lausanne in the Teaching Fellow Program. In this role, Alexa is excited to adopt the Lausanne Learning Module to become an effective and deliberate teacher. A big believer and inclusivity and diversity, Alexa is excited to be here in "an open space of acceptance and learning". A native Memphian, and family girl, she is excited to be back home after a short stint in Salem, Oregon. Alexa is a multi-talented professional, with experience in the Nonprofit and Leadership Sectors. After graduating from The University of Memphis with her Bachelor's in Political Science, with minors in Nonprofit Administration and Spanish, Alexa worked for The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, The National Civil Rights Museum and the Foundation for Teaching Economics and Empowering Future Leaders, all of which have helped to foster a yearning to work in education. Alexa is so excited to get to know Lausanne, just as we are to get to know her!
Marc Walker is starting his first year as a teaching fellow. He was previously an assistant boys' basketball coach at Westwood High School, where his team finished runner up in the district tournament for Division I Class A. He graduated from the University of Memphis in May of 2020, with a B.S. in Sport and Leisure Management. While attending the University of Memphis he served in the U.S Army National Guard as a Second Lieutenant. He chose Lausanne because of the diversity and having international students, along with the opportunity to be given adequate instruction in order to grow and get better as a teacher.