Did you miss the 6th Annual Gala? Well some of the highlights of the night include: Sipho Mpongo’s photography slideshow, speeches from James Malope, Asanda...
Scott Krumsee – LEAP 3 Alexandra, Johannesburg
2012 Teacher Training Fellow
“My background has prepared me to be flexible, and I know I can succeed in a challenging setting. I recognize that as a newcomer I must actively work to earn the trust and respect of my hosts. From working in East Oakland, I have learned that being respectful does not happen naturally, but rather it requires commitment, follow-through, and reflection.”
Scott Krumsee’s interest in teaching at the LEAP Schools in South Africa came from his exposure to a LEAP student-teacher intern, Tumi, who came to Frick Middle School as part of a Teach With Africa program. He was inspired by their collaboration as well as the immense teaching and personal benefits both teachers received from their interactions. While finishing his Master’s in Literary Studies, Scott found his passion for teaching by working as an early literacy tutor through AmericCorp. The past four years, Scott has taught math to underserved youth at Frick Middle School in East Oakland. He looks forward to continuing the collaboration with LEAP faculty in Johannesburg this year.
You can contribute directly to Scott’s work with Teach With Africa!