Susanne Rasely-Philipps

To improve the quality of education for ESL and Hispanic heritage students, Ms. Rasely-Philipps and her colleagues will develop an academic group at school that will foster personal and cultural connections as well as academic and career choices. The group will study methods of teaching across cultures and develop a mentorship program that connects students with area professionals to improve retention and graduation rates among Hispanic students. The group will work in the future to build like programs for other at-risk populations.