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Teaching for America: Life in the struggle for ‘one day’

The following is an excerpt from a book by Jackson Olsen titled "Teaching For America: Life in the Struggle for 'One Day'." Olsen moved to Vance County in 2009 as part of the Teach for America program. He wrote this book about his experience with Teach for America and his decision to stay in North Carolina. Olsen is now a high school principal in Henderson, the same community that he was first placed as a Teach for America corps member.

About the author

Jackson Olsen is a former teacher and current high school principal in Henderson, North Carolina, where he was first placed as a Teach For America corps member in 2009. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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