Illinois State University's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Delivers Results For Auburn Gresham


"Our Simeon Careeer Academy will have a new teacher in the History Department!"  Kenya Sherrill, another Illinois State University graduate, just accepted a full position at Simeon Career Academy (High School), where  she completed her student teaching work last fall.

Through the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's (GAGDC) strong partnership with Illinois State University's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP), Kenya is the latest highly trained, urban educator to join the Auburn Gresham GOLD fight to rebuild our community through EDUCATION.

Thanks to Dr. Sheldon House, Simeon's principal, Dr. Robert Lee (ISU) and his CTEP team, and Tenisha Jones GAGDC's director of edcuation, for leading the work to strengthen the pipeline of quality teachers, in Auburn Gresham. A sincere and special shout out to Derris Cameron (GAGDC education team member), who is on the ground with his colleagues from ISU driving this important CTEP work.

We were informed that Kenya is very excited about the position and wants to continue to work with CTEP and GAGDC as she embarks on her teaching career. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Kenya for rolling up her sleeves and taking the step forward to teach in Auburn Gresham.
Carlos Nelson
CEO/Executive Director