Saumya Kodippily

Aspire Teacher Residency Bay Area at Alder GSE

Resident, Cohort 2017–2018
Residency Placement: Aspire College Academy
Mentor: Marcia Garcia

What Is Your Hometown? San Jose, California

What College Did You Attend? San Francisco State University

What Degree Did You Earn? BA in Art Education

What Inspired You to Teach? My mom inspired me to teach! My mom has been changing the lives of her students for over 35 years! I appreciate her willingness to connect with all of her scholars and their families. Her spirit and love are contagious. I aspire to be half the teacher my mother is.

Why Did You Choose Alder’s Teacher Residency Program at Aspire Public Schools? I think the program creates a supportive and community-oriented environment in which residents thrive. I value the mentorship model and the program’s willingness to receive feedback in order to improve systems.