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Chelsea Ringen joins Teach For America
Monday, April 23, 2012

Chelsea Ringen
Chelsea Ringen

Senior Chelsea Ringen, of Northport, N.Y., has decided to accept a teaching position through Teach For America (TFA). She is currently taking telephone interviews from several schools in the Delaware region, and will continue with classroom interviews after she graduates. 

She graduates this May summa cum Laude with dual majors in Childhood Inclusive Education (with a Middle School extension) and History.

Ringen joined TFA last summer as an operations coordinator in Delta, Miss. During her two-month service term, the satisfaction rate of the institution workspaces had a 10 percent increase. Prior to TFA, she was also a substitute aid for the Eastern Suffolk BOCES, an educational cooperative of 51 Long Island school districts, and an intern for KIPP SHINE Preparatory, a national early education and elementary charter school, in Houston, Texas.

TFA is an American non-profit organization that aims to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting high-achieving recent college graduates and professionals to teach for two or more years in low-income communities throughout the states.

Ringen received several scholarship and honor recognitions on campus. She is the member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Golden Key International Honour Society, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. Additionally, Ringen was the recipient of 2010 Kim Korhummel Scholarship, 2009 Faculty-Staff Scholarship Second Year Award and 2008 AXA Community Service Scholarship.

Beyond the outstanding course works, currently she serves as the elections committee chairperson for the Student Association, captain for the school tennis team and the corps member for the Teacher Opportunity Corps at SUNY Fredonia. Her contribution to the campus also includes her presidential leadership for Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education in 2011.

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