Audra (Jordan) Coleman was a high school teacher in Indianapolis, IN who participated in the NUA program. Although over 15 years ago, Audra wanted to let the NUA know of the lasting effect the program had on her as a teacher, and more importantly on her students. As she says in her letter to Eric Cooper (NUA President) and Yvette Jackson (NUA CEO), “It was because of NUA that I was able to loop my students for all four years. Those years spent together, inside and outside of the classroom, established indelible connections between not only myself and my students, but between the students themselves that continues today!” Read her letter and see the pictures of the impromptu reunion she had with many of her students, now adults with degrees, jobs, and families of their own.
The Need to Believe
Talitha Simeona, MA is a recent addition to the National Urban Alliance family. In addition to her work as a mentor-in-training with NUA, Simeona is a district-wide mentor to first-year teachers in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
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