Cynthia Green is originally from Houston, TX and earned a BA in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas. She applied for the Dallas Teacher Residency program to receive the preparation, training, and on-going support she needed in order to be an effective teacher in an urban school environment. Prior to joining DTR’s first cohort, she worked as an Academic Tutor for North Forest High School in Houston Independent School District as an Algebra Tutor through the Apollo 20 program. She also worked with kids during summer camps, such as Kids Across America, and spring break volunteer trips in college. Ms. Green has always longed for an opportunity to build relationships with students, raise awareness on scholarships and to share the benefits of receiving an higher education – which she was able to find by becoming a teacher.
She chose to become a teacher in order to be a change agent for her community. During her year as a resident teacher, Ms. Green expressed that she learned not only from her mentor teacher, but from her students. Throughout her residency year she enjoyed applying classroom theory, which was provided to her through her graduate coursework to practice – each day, during her residency at North Dallas High School.
Outside of work Ms. Green loves to watch movies and documentaries, salsa dancing, traveling, and sports. Green plans to continue to learn and evaluate how to effectively teach her students, not only by improving her content knowledge, but also, by ensuring her students are career and college ready. Five years from now, she plans to be more established in her career, and well on track to be a mentor teacher to future DTR residents.
Upon successful completion of her residency year, Cynthia was offered and accepted a position to teach Algebra at Molina High School in Dallas ISD, where she currently teaches.