Amanda Ripley is the author of The Smartest Kids in the World: and how they got that way as well as The Unthinkable. The Unthinkable was her first book and was turned into a PBS documentary. She is a literary journalist and her work has be published in Time, The Atlantic, and Slate. She even helped Time win two National Magazine Awards.
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Who am I?
My name is Erin. I am currently a Junior at Lakota East High School. I am in my second year of the Butler Tech/Lakota East Teacher Academy. Through this program I have been preparing to be an educator. I have had experience in education from learning about theorists, breaking up fights and even creating and teaching my own lessons. I hope to become either an English or History teacher at the AYA level. Along with Future Educators association, I am involved in school theatre and the spoken word club at my school. I love being a part of my school's theatre productions and even got the opportunity to practice my teaching as a student director. I also am very interested in spoken word poetry and often share my work in my school's spoken word club and at a local coffee house.