Na'Tasha Webb-Prather has been an active leader in her communtiy since her graduation from Syracuse University. Read more about her in AS News and read her reflections on Teach for America and being a Coronat below.
I will forever be indebted to the Coronat Scholars program for allowing me to make the most of my collegiate experience without financial worry. While in college I participated in the study abroad programs on three separate occasions and was able to spend Spring Break in Brazil, a Fall semester in Madrid, and a summer in Paris. My world and my mind were opened to new levels and new possibilities because of these opportunities, all thanks to the Coronat program!
Upon graduating in May of 2011, I entered the Metro-Atlanta Teach for America Corps where I was committed to working tirelessly to close the achievement gap for students in less affluent communities. For two years I served as an 8th grade Special Education teacher and taught Science and Social Studies. It was a trying experience, but a humbling and gratifying one as well. I loved my students and my colleagues but I grew to strongly dislike the system. Education in this country is broken, and unfortunately the people who impact students the most, teachers, aren’t the ones making the decisions. Because the Coronat program fortified my leadership skills, not being heard was not an option. With that, I am attending Law School as an entering 1L at the University of Georgia.