IB alumna awarded Fulbright grant to teach in Malaysia
Katherine Micek, of Orland Park, Illinois, and a graduate of Carl Sandburg High School, was offered a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia. A first-generation college student, Micek earned a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology from Illinois in May 2017. She was placed in Kansas City, Missouri, by Teach for America to teach math to middle school students, and obtained a Master of Secondary Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. In Malaysia, Micek will assist English teachers in high school classrooms and lead extracurricular English activities for secondary students. She is particularly interested in furthering environmental stewardship efforts in Malaysia. After the Fulbright, Micek said she plans to teach in a low-income high school district.
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