Emily Elizabeth Fountain
High School English Teacher
Teach for America - University Heights Preparatory Academy
Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science & Journalism
Currently, Ms. Fountain is a member of Teach for America and fulfilling her commitment in Indianapolis, IN where she teaches eleventh and twelfth grade English. Teach for America, as an organization, places corps members in high poverty and urban areas in order to help combat the achievement gap. Teaching in a high school in Indianapolis that is almost entirely free and reduced lunch mirrors this mission. While her work is that of a typical first year teacher, it comes with the added stressors of teaching a population of students in schools that are usually underfunded, understaffed, and underperforming.