Arthur Parra

Aspire Teacher Residency Central Valley at Alder GSE

Resident, Cohort 2019–2020
Residency Placement: Aspire Langston Hughes Academy
Mentor: Evangelina Luna

What is your hometown? Modesto, California

What college did you attend? San Francisco State University

What degree did you earn? BA in History with an emphasis in U.S. History

What inspired you to teach? I have a deep calling to serve underprivileged or misunderstood children. I want to provide a better education than I was afforded, and I want to change children’s lives for the better.

Why did you choose Alder’s Teacher Residency program? I chose Alder’s Teacher Residency program because I believe it is valuable and necessary to teach a prospective teacher how to teach. I feel that this program is a huge investment in a teacher’s career that only sets them up for success. I also like how supportive the program is.