Deniann Grant, a 2012 SPC graduate, was recently chosen as a finalist for the Teach for America Sue Lehmann Teaching and Learning Fellowship. The award recognizes outstanding teachers who exemplify the organization’s core values. Chosen as one of 25 finalists from more than 200 applicants.
“This award will put a positive spotlight on our community and our passion for what we do,” said Grant. “As a group, we work very hard and take what we do very seriously.”
A former Johnnie Ruth Clarke scholar, Grant earned her A.A. Degree from SPC with a focus on Communications. Afterwards, she transferred to the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and History in 2014. Since then, she has worked with Teach for America, the national teacher corps committed to expanding educational opportunity for all children. She currently teaches first grade English Language Arts at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT.