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STUDENT STORIES

Future Math Teacher

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MALQUISUA SOUSA

MalquisuaBeing a teacher was always Ms. Sousa’s passion.  She played teacher as a child and later became a pre-school teacher in her native Brazil.  When she came to the U.S., she struggled as a newcomer and remembers vividly an experience she had with one of her daughter’s teachers.  Her daughter struggled with that teacher and Malky tried to understand the situation and advocate for her child at a teacher conference.  Due to lack of English, she felt powerless and unable to change anything.  She immediately found the strength to enroll in English classes, often feeling guilty leaving her young daughter at home.  Her skills improved so much that she became a volunteer teacher and decided to pursue a teaching career in the in U.S. 

While enrolled in the Bridge program, she excelled at math.  She made such gains in math that she was accepted into an accelerated summer program for STEM majors at Bunker Hill Community College.  The Friends are proud to support Ms. Sousa in her desire to be an exemplary math teacher. 

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