Renée Wilmot and LaShawnda Brooks are excited to announce the inaugural members of the IRT Alumni Committee.
Karina Fernandez (she/her)
Roles: Curriculum & Summer Workshop Consultant, Events Manager
IRT Class of 2006
Helen Gong (she/her)
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Role: 2020 Cohort Representative
IRT Class of 2020
Congratulations to all IRT 2020 Cohort Scholars on their future plans. We celebrate your accomplishments and perseverance during this incredible journey and welcome you as the newest members of the IRT alumni base! We are excited to share the list of colleges and universities the 2020 Cohort will be heading to in the coming months.
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Leislie Godo-Solo, IRT ’91
Leislie initiated a special project that made a huge difference to a number of IRT students this holiday season. She coordinated and purchased a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, hand wipes and a hand-written note complete with candy and organized other family members and friends to contribute items that were sent to IRT students around the world. Leislie is also the IRT Education Programs Specialist and we would like to thank her for her kindness and generosity. If you know of a student who may be in need, please contact the IRT.
According to Leislie, “this project came about because of a current IRT student who informed me that they were teaching a group of elementary students in person and she mentioned that the school was not providing any PPE to teachers. I was alarmed and believed that these materials are basic supplies. I shared my concern with my Daddy (I am a Daddy’s girl, lol!) and unbeknownst to me, my parents sent me a Nike shoe box full of cloth masks. A former Andover colleague heard me discussing the matter in an affinity group and texted me right on the spot to say that he wanted to send disposable masks to help in my cause; I was off and running. Providing PPE was such a small gesture and one that was easy enough to do. I am pleased that we have been able to assist IRT students in this concrete way.” As a result of this project, Leislie’s motto in 2021 is “Onward and upward, doing what we can in our little part of the world!”
“I am very grateful for Leislie’s work. She was my IRT advisor. I admire her work. Also, I appreciate all the assistance of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) has provided to us. I feel honored I was selected to participate in the 2020-2021 IRT Associate Program in the field of Linguistics. This program impacted me positively. It could change my life. Especially thanks to Leislie Godo-Solo, Rachel Weissler, Monica Reum, Brittany Zorn, LaShawnda Brooks, Janelle Bonasera, Sara Cerretani, and thanks to all the alumni.” Zahaira Cruz Aponte, IRT ’20
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IRT Welcomes 2020 Cohort
For the safety and wellbeing of our scholars, the IRT has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s summer workshop. Instead of our average 30 interns and 100 associates, we will be supporting a total of 139 scholars for the 2020-2021 cohort! 58% of the class will be pursuing fields in the Arts & Sciences while 42% are pursuing Education tracks.
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