2020 African-Centered College Preparatory Academy Teacher of the Year

Ericka Mabion

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Ericka Mabion
African-Centered College Preparatory Academy – Lower Campus
K-8 iSpark

What factors influenced your decision to become a teacher? Identify what you consider to be your greatest contributions to and accomplishments in education.
I became a teacher based on my participation in an early childhood education cohort program in high school. It was this initiative that provided the foundation for my future career. My accomplishments and contributions to education are continually evolving as I interact with and provide resources for students and educators.

Describe a project or initiative that you have led or been involved with that contributed to increasing equity in education and opportunity for students in your school. What was your role in this project and what was the impact? 
I have been working with the KC STEM Alliance and other entities to provide field trips and interactions with the business sector to offer career-readiness experiences. Currently, girls from AC rep have attended two STEM/Engineering events sponsored by KC STEM Alliance based on establishing connections with the community.

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