1. Markham is proud to have ACM, Angel Key from Laguna Hills, California serving alongside the 8th grade students. Angel is also the team's Community Engagement Coordinator.
When asked to write a letter to her 8th grade students, this is what she wrote:
"Dear My Students,
It's been an incredible and rewarding experience for me because of you all, my little minions. I am beyond excited for this upcoming semester as you grow stronger and wiser. I can't wait to see you get that diploma at the end of your Markham ride.
With love,
Ms. Angel"
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Angel Key from Laguna Hills, California serving alongside the 8th grade students. Angel is also the team's Community Engagement Coordinator. When asked to write a letter to her 8th grade students, this is what she wrote: "Dear My Students, It's been an incredible and rewarding experience for me because of you all, my little minions. I am beyond excited for this upcoming semester as you grow stronger and wiser. I can't wait to see you get that diploma at the end of your Markham ride. With love, Ms. Angel" @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  2. Markham is proud to have ACM, Ada Sadé Parris from Detroit, Michigan serving alongside the 6th grade students. Ada also serves as the team's ASP and Corps Council Coordinator.
Here is what the Yellow Bomber means to her: "As a former student of one of the cities that is looked upon as one where children are not as nurtured as they should and teachers not recognized for being the backbone of the community, I chose to dedicate my bomber to myself and the other students that didn't have the opportunity to hear "I believe in you" as often as they should."
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Ada Sadé Parris from Detroit, Michigan serving alongside the 6th grade students. Ada also serves as the team's ASP and Corps Council Coordinator. Here is what the Yellow Bomber means to her: "As a former student of one of the cities that is looked upon as one where children are not as nurtured as they should and teachers not recognized for being the backbone of the community, I chose to dedicate my bomber to myself and the other students that didn't have the opportunity to hear "I believe in you" as often as they should." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  3. Markham is proud to have ACM, Chinaza Oti from Los Angeles, California, serving alongside the 6th grade students. Chinaza is also the team's Leadership and Corps Council Coordinator.
When asked to write a letter to his 6th graders, this is what he wrote:
"Dear 6th graders,
I hope your winter break was filled with lots of laughter, joy, gifts, and love. As we start our last semester of the school year, I hope we continue to grow together, learn together, and laugh together. I hope by the end of this year, you will receive the tools needed to be leaders in the school, community, and in the world."
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Chinaza Oti from Los Angeles, California, serving alongside the 6th grade students. Chinaza is also the team's Leadership and Corps Council Coordinator. When asked to write a letter to his 6th graders, this is what he wrote: "Dear 6th graders, I hope your winter break was filled with lots of laughter, joy, gifts, and love. As we start our last semester of the school year, I hope we continue to grow together, learn together, and laugh together. I hope by the end of this year, you will receive the tools needed to be leaders in the school, community, and in the world." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  4. Markham is proud to have ACM, Ipolani Duvauchelle from San Francisco, California serving alongside the 6th grade students. Ipolani is also the team's Community Engagement Coordinator.
When asked about her journey through City Year thus far, this is what she said:
"I wanted to give up in my service last semester. I didn't think I was good enough. I felt like my students gave up on me. I was burning out, so I was checking out. But I decided to give it one last push. It's been my 3rd week in service this new semester. Seeing my students and seeing a new determination in them to finish strong this last semester has injected me with life, and a more clear vision for my work and capabilities. This next five months is for my students. THEY #MAKEBETTERHAPPEN and I am their biggest fan."
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Ipolani Duvauchelle from San Francisco, California serving alongside the 6th grade students. Ipolani is also the team's Community Engagement Coordinator. When asked about her journey through City Year thus far, this is what she said: "I wanted to give up in my service last semester. I didn't think I was good enough. I felt like my students gave up on me. I was burning out, so I was checking out. But I decided to give it one last push. It's been my 3rd week in service this new semester. Seeing my students and seeing a new determination in them to finish strong this last semester has injected me with life, and a more clear vision for my work and capabilities. This next five months is for my students. THEY #MAKEBETTERHAPPEN and I am their biggest fan." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  5. Markham is proud to welcome the newest ACM to the team, Lauren Guzman, from Hacienda Heights, California. Lauren will be serving alongside the 7th grade students.
When asked what she is most excited about serving at Markham, she replied:
"I am excited to serve at Markham for so many reasons--both selfless and selfish. I am excited because I believe every student at Markham matters. I believe they can be empowered by education and that I am part of the equation in providing that to them. Most of all, I am excited to be with the students--to support them, to teach them, to mentor them, to invest full heartedly in them, to learn from them, to be bettered by them." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to welcome the newest ACM to the team, Lauren Guzman, from Hacienda Heights, California. Lauren will be serving alongside the 7th grade students. When asked what she is most excited about serving at Markham, she replied: "I am excited to serve at Markham for so many reasons--both selfless and selfish. I am excited because I believe every student at Markham matters. I believe they can be empowered by education and that I am part of the equation in providing that to them. Most of all, I am excited to be with the students--to support them, to teach them, to mentor them, to invest full heartedly in them, to learn from them, to be bettered by them." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  6. Markham is proud to have ACM, Icela Santiago, from El Centro, California serving alongside the 7th grade students. Icela also serves are the team's Math Coordinator.
Here is what the Yellow Bomber means to her: "The City Year bomber reminds me of the legacy I have to withhold. Walking around Watts, people recognize the bomber and say thank and other encouraging words. Wearing the bomber reminds me that I am reap resenting a cause greater than myself, and that makes me walk tall and proud."
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Icela Santiago, from El Centro, California serving alongside the 7th grade students. Icela also serves are the team's Math Coordinator. Here is what the Yellow Bomber means to her: "The City Year bomber reminds me of the legacy I have to withhold. Walking around Watts, people recognize the bomber and say thank and other encouraging words. Wearing the bomber reminds me that I am reap resenting a cause greater than myself, and that makes me walk tall and proud." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  7. Markham is proud to have ACM, Cristina Amaya from Los Angeles, California, serving alongside the 7th grade students. Cristina is also the team's Family Action Coordinator.
Here is her "Why I Serve" statement:
"I serve because if it wasn't for others motivation, love, and support, I would never thought to have accomplished being a first generation Latina graduate. I am the first in my community, but definitely not the last."
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Cristina Amaya from Los Angeles, California, serving alongside the 7th grade students. Cristina is also the team's Family Action Coordinator. Here is her "Why I Serve" statement: "I serve because if it wasn't for others motivation, love, and support, I would never thought to have accomplished being a first generation Latina graduate. I am the first in my community, but definitely not the last." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  8. Markham is proud to have ACM, Torie Berke from Exeter, New Hampshire, serving alongside the 7th grade students. Torie is also the team's SEL Coordinator.
When asked to write a letter to her 7th graders, this is what she wrote:
"Dear 7th graders,
Thank you for the amount of joy and love you have given me so far in the five short months I have known you. I cannot wait to see how amazing the rest of your year will be. I know that all of you are beyond capable of beating the odds and graduating, not only on track and on time, but career and college ready. Allowing me into your lives has changed me and my life for the better, hopefully forever.
Love and gratitude,
Miss Torie"
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Torie Berke from Exeter, New Hampshire, serving alongside the 7th grade students. Torie is also the team's SEL Coordinator. When asked to write a letter to her 7th graders, this is what she wrote: "Dear 7th graders, Thank you for the amount of joy and love you have given me so far in the five short months I have known you. I cannot wait to see how amazing the rest of your year will be. I know that all of you are beyond capable of beating the odds and graduating, not only on track and on time, but career and college ready. Allowing me into your lives has changed me and my life for the better, hopefully forever. Love and gratitude, Miss Torie" @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  9. Markham is proud to have ACM, Jimmy Harvey from Boston, Massachusetts, serving alongside the 7th grade students. Jimmy is also the team's IT Coordinator.
Here is his "Why I Serve" statement:
"I serve because I believe every child deserves a fair chance at the freedom and fulfillment that a strong education can provide."
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Jimmy Harvey from Boston, Massachusetts, serving alongside the 7th grade students. Jimmy is also the team's IT Coordinator. Here is his "Why I Serve" statement: "I serve because I believe every child deserves a fair chance at the freedom and fulfillment that a strong education can provide." @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  10. Markham is proud to have ACM, Bryan Platz from Edmund, Oklahoma, serving alongside the 8th grade students. Bryan is also the team's ELA Coordinator.
When asked to write a letter to 8th grade students, this is what he wrote:
"Dear 8th graders,
You are all coming to an age where you will start the path that will lead you through the rest of your life. While not every choice will demand deep though and consideration, your general attitude will determine how successful you will become as you grow into adulthood. So please consider, what do you want from life? What do you want to do? How will you get there? And, most importantly, what's stopping you?"
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Bryan Platz from Edmund, Oklahoma, serving alongside the 8th grade students. Bryan is also the team's ELA Coordinator. When asked to write a letter to 8th grade students, this is what he wrote: "Dear 8th graders, You are all coming to an age where you will start the path that will lead you through the rest of your life. While not every choice will demand deep though and consideration, your general attitude will determine how successful you will become as you grow into adulthood. So please consider, what do you want from life? What do you want to do? How will you get there? And, most importantly, what's stopping you?" @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  11. Markham is proud to have ACM, Anna Maine from Chebeague Island, Maine serving alongside the 8th grade students. Anna is also the team's Evaluations Coordinator.
When asked to write a letter to her students, this is what she wrote:
"To my 8th graders,
Congratulations on entering your final semester at Markham! I am excite to laugh, learn, and grow with you all in the next few months. With a little help and lots of hard work, you'll be walking across that stage at culmination and moving on to high school.
Yours in service,
Ms. Anna"
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Anna Maine from Chebeague Island, Maine serving alongside the 8th grade students. Anna is also the team's Evaluations Coordinator. When asked to write a letter to her students, this is what she wrote: "To my 8th graders, Congratulations on entering your final semester at Markham! I am excite to laugh, learn, and grow with you all in the next few months. With a little help and lots of hard work, you'll be walking across that stage at culmination and moving on to high school. Yours in service, Ms. Anna" @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  12. Markham is proud to have ACM, Kaysee Murakami from Carson, California, serving alongside the 8th graders. Kaysee also serves as the team's Communications Coordinator.
A note from her to all the followers of Markham's Instagram account:
"Hi everyone! This week is Markham's highlight week! I am very excited to share all that my team has accomplished thus far and where we continue to grow. For our alumni, we encourage you to also post pictures from your past experience serving at Markham. Welcome to our #MarkFam!
With love,
Kaysee"
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Kaysee Murakami from Carson, California, serving alongside the 8th graders. Kaysee also serves as the team's Communications Coordinator. A note from her to all the followers of Markham's Instagram account: "Hi everyone! This week is Markham's highlight week! I am very excited to share all that my team has accomplished thus far and where we continue to grow. For our alumni, we encourage you to also post pictures from your past experience serving at Markham. Welcome to our #MarkFam! With love, Kaysee" @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles
  13. Markham is proud to have ACM, Victoria Phillips from Los Angeles, California serving alongside the 6th grade students. Victoria is also the team's Restorative Justice Coordinator.
Victoria is a beautiful poet and when asked to write a poem about Markham, she did so with ease. 
@cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have ACM, Victoria Phillips from Los Angeles, California serving alongside the 6th grade students. Victoria is also the team's Restorative Justice Coordinator. Victoria is a beautiful poet and when asked to write a poem about Markham, she did so with ease. @cityyearla @cityyear #teamtuesday #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  14. Introducing the 2014-2015 Leadership for the OneWest Bank team at Markham Middle School. Program Manager, Marissa Jackson and Co-AmeriCorps Team Leaders, Jerry Robertson and Alex Perusse. Thank you all for coming back to Markham to help lead our team to a successful year! @cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Introducing the 2014-2015 Leadership for the OneWest Bank team at Markham Middle School. Program Manager, Marissa Jackson and Co-AmeriCorps Team Leaders, Jerry Robertson and Alex Perusse. Thank you all for coming back to Markham to help lead our team to a successful year! @cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  15. Markham is proud to have Co-AmeriCorps Team Leader, Jerry Robertson from Fontana, California, helping the team to a successful year. Here is why Jerry think the 2014-2015 team is special:
"Their uncanny ability to build relationships with students, while managing to impact them even greater academically. They have come up with such innovative ways to tutor both their focus list and ASP students. It has been nothing but a pleasure getting the opportunity to lead such an excellent team."
@cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #TL #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have Co-AmeriCorps Team Leader, Jerry Robertson from Fontana, California, helping the team to a successful year. Here is why Jerry think the 2014-2015 team is special: "Their uncanny ability to build relationships with students, while managing to impact them even greater academically. They have come up with such innovative ways to tutor both their focus list and ASP students. It has been nothing but a pleasure getting the opportunity to lead such an excellent team." @cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #TL #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  16. Markham is proud to have Co-AmeriCorps Team Leader, Alex Perusse from Portland, Oregon, helping the team to a successful year.
Here is what being in a leadership position within City Year has taught him:
"This year has emphasized the incredible importance of building relationships, of focusing on my locus control, and the value of PITW #64: 'Always be comfortable being misunderstood.'"
@cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #TL #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have Co-AmeriCorps Team Leader, Alex Perusse from Portland, Oregon, helping the team to a successful year. Here is what being in a leadership position within City Year has taught him: "This year has emphasized the incredible importance of building relationships, of focusing on my locus control, and the value of PITW #64: 'Always be comfortable being misunderstood.'" @cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #TL #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  17. Markham is proud to have Program Manager, Marissa Jackson from Bloomington, Minnesota, helping lead the team to a successful year.
Here is the fire that kept Marissa coming back for 4 years!:
"I love the work we do and to see the impact that has been made for the 4 years I have been here is amazing! I have come back year after year because of the love, passion, service, and experience that I see each and everyday serving alongside my teammates and ACMs."
@cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #PM #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
    Markham is proud to have Program Manager, Marissa Jackson from Bloomington, Minnesota, helping lead the team to a successful year. Here is the fire that kept Marissa coming back for 4 years!: "I love the work we do and to see the impact that has been made for the 4 years I have been here is amazing! I have come back year after year because of the love, passion, service, and experience that I see each and everyday serving alongside my teammates and ACMs." @cityyearla @cityyear #leadership #PM #highlightweek #markham #eagles #markfam
  18. MarkFam wanted to include our Program Director, Abby Asgaralli, in our spotlight week! This is Abby's first year as a Program Director, but she makes it seem like she's been with City Year for years! Thank you Abby for all the love, support, and encouragement you give to all the schools in the Never Doubt Pueblo. Your leadership is a model to all of us! Because of you, we will #NEVERDOUBT that we can change the world. We love you, Abby! @cityyearla @cityyear #highlightweek #PD #markham #eagles #markfam
    MarkFam wanted to include our Program Director, Abby Asgaralli, in our spotlight week! This is Abby's first year as a Program Director, but she makes it seem like she's been with City Year for years! Thank you Abby for all the love, support, and encouragement you give to all the schools in the Never Doubt Pueblo. Your leadership is a model to all of us! Because of you, we will #NEVERDOUBT that we can change the world. We love you, Abby! @cityyearla @cityyear #highlightweek #PD #markham #eagles #markfam
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