View Park Prep Middle School, Los Angeles

my new pad

I’ve just moved into my dorm room at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for the 5 week Teach For America Institute. I’ll be teaching a 6th Grade Reading/Composition class at View Park Prep Middle School. Once the TFA people at Institute Registration handed me the form with the name of my school and the subject, it hit me: I’m actually going to be teaching other people’s children. That feels like a really big responsibility.

Life in the dorm (I’m in McCarthy Hall) is going to be interesting — I’m not a 23-year-old like my suite mates, but I expect to survive. I have a twin bed and a nice view out the window to the northwest. I don’t know how frequently I’ll be writing here on BackToOakland but I’ll try to post something at least once a week.

In the meantime, check out my dorm room and the view from my window!`

View from my dorm room in McCarthy Hall

Sunday June 27, 2010 — Mark —