Mandy Duong '20

Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program

B.A. in Political Science and International Relations Carleton College

Hi everyone! My name is Mandy Duong, and I am a Minnesota native studying in the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program (UTAP). I am currently pursuing certification in Secondary Social Studies education. For my field placement, I am teaching U.S. History at Furness High School in South Philly. I find teaching really challenging, but also really rewarding as well, especially when I am able to work with students and get to know them and their passions. Outside of teaching and taking coursework at GSE, I enjoy exploring Philly’s different neighborhoods and finding good places to eat.

Posts by Mandy Duong '20

Hi everyone! Although I just moved here four months ago to start my program, I quickly fell in love with Philly and all of its quirks. It is really easy to get sucked into the university coursework and stay within the bubble of University City, but I have found that I feel more connected to Philly and feel like my mind is able to step out of the stress that is often associated with courses...