Luther graduate Kylie Hanschman to join Teach for America

Luther College's Kylie Hanschman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has decided to join Teach for America, teaching Spanish in the Twin Cities starting next year.

Teach For America recruits diverse and talented leaders who are committed to expanding opportunity for the nation's highest-need children. Corps members commit to teach for two years in urban and rural low-income public schools in one of 53 regions, partnering with communities most impacted by educational inequity.

Informed and inspired by their students, many Teach for America alumni stay in education as teachers or as school and district leaders, while others continue their impact from sectors such as law, business, medicine, policy or nonprofit work. Teach for America currently has a network of 53,000 alumni working to make change in the nation.

Hanschman graduated from Luther May 21 with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and Spanish. She is the daughter of Julie Bryant and Tom Hanschman, and Brad Oppedahl and Kim Hanschman, and a 2013 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

"After having a variety of opportunities to not only interact with the local Northeast Iowa regional community and also the greater global community by studying abroad, I wanted to continue learning and serving with an organization committed to community growth and development," Hanschman said. "Teach for America is the perfect fit, as it will allow me to work with the greater Twin Cities community--especially kids--while pursuing my passion to teach and be in the classroom."

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website:

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