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LEADING TEACHER PROFILE: MAURICE TELESFORD

Maurice Telesford

Michigan teacher answered a calling to prepare students for careers in math, science, and engineering

As an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Michigan (U-M), Maurice Telesford struggled with a question that went on to define his career: why graduation rates in the engineering program were so low for students of color. “It seemed like a lot of it stemmed from poor high school preparation,” he says. “I felt called to teach high school math or science in an inner-city school, to better prepare students for careers in engineering.”

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