From the Field: Breaking the Cycle

One graduate explains how she helps GED students reach their goals.

Posted on July 1, 2012

Krishna WilliamsAs told to Christine Van Dusen
July 2012

“One of my best friends was gunned down on my 20th birthday. I grew up in a very small city, and my entire community was blown away by it. When I became a teacher, I realized I was surrounded by young men who had lost friends to senseless murders. I found myself stressing the importance of making good choices. As an instructor in a juvenile detention and treatment facility, I implemented a curriculum that dramatically increased the number of students who earned a GED. I have been able to put so much of what I learned at  to work in the classroom. I am blessed to be able to help students who have a history of ‘failing’ in school realize it is not too late to start conceiving, believing, and achieving their goals.”

Krishna Williams.  Photo credit: Keyhole Photo.

— Krishna Williams ’08, MS in Education (MSEd) graduate and GED program coordinator for Holy Cross Children’s Services in Clinton, Mich.

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