Julie Carballo, North Central College adjunct instructor of education and director of Teach First, gave a talk about the Teach First program to the Future Educators Association at West Aurora High School on April 17. She has also given presentations to the National Honor Society and Future Educators of America groups at East Aurora High School. These talks are part of an effort to actively recruit students from the greater Aurora area to the College’s Teach First program, which is partially supported by a grant from the Dunham Fund of Aurora and designed for first-generation college students who plan to pursue a career as a teacher.
On March 22, Carballo gave a poster presentation, titled “Helping First-Generation College Students Become Teachers,” at the Student Success: Pushing Boundaries, Raising Bars national conference sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities in Seattle.
Carballo has been teaching at North Central College since 1997. She received her B.A. from Loras College, an M.Ed. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.A. from Governors State University.