Washougal native joins ‘Teach for America’

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Chloe Jackson, a Washougal native, has been accepted to the Teach For America 2011 corps.

Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.

Jackson is a 2007 graduate of La Salle Catholic High School and 2011 graduate of University of Washington. She will teach in Chicago.

This year, Teach For America’s applicant pool included nearly 48,000. Out of those, 11 percent were accepted.

“This year’s incoming corps members represent a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, but they share extraordinary leadership ability and a deep commitment to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential,” said Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America. “We are excited to be channeling the energy of such a diverse corps into teaching in urban and rural public schools and into the long-term effort to achieve educational excellence and equity.”