Meet Caresse, Fellow since 2005.

Why did you become a Fellow?
Basically, I loved teaching and had to do  something about it after 22 years in the  healthcare industry. It’s not a decision I took lightly. I’m a native New Yorker. I grew up in a neighborhood in the South Bronx that many considered a haven for criminals and addicts,  but my classmates and I were fortunate to have some of the most dedicated teachers I’ve ever known. Those teachers gave of their time and their hearts so we could have a future, and I felt it would be a privilege to give back some of what I had received.


Is there any advice you would like to give to people who are considering becoming a teacher?

The work requires discipline and understanding and patience beyond what you think you are capable of. I have never worked so hard in my life as I have as a teacher. But be certain, you will be embarking on the greatest adventure of your life, and you won't regret a single moment as long as you give it your all.