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Towson native makes grade to join Teach for America

Towson native makes grade to join Teach for America

Clare Wise's journey ends on Aug. 24. Or, depending on your perspective, begins. That is the day schools open in San Antonio and Wise, a Towson native, embarks on her Teach for America assignment. "I'm very excited but at the same time nervous. I'm anxious to get into the classroom and meet my students, to get into the swing of things," said Wise, who will be teaching eighth-grade math at an inner-city middle school. Wise, 21, the daughter of Joanna and Fred Wise, grew up in the Loch Raven area. A 2011 graduate of Towson High School, she attributes her interest in education to Scott Olson, her 11th-grade Advanced Placement psychology teacher. "He is a...

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