Meet the 2021 STEM+ FOR ALL Teaching Fellows
Jocelyn earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from The Ohio State University in May of 2020. Since graduating, she started the STEM+ FOR ALL Graduate program at Ohio University in May of 2020. Jocelyn is getting her Master's Degree in Education with licensure as an Intervention Specialist majoring in Early Childhood Intervention Specialist. While completing her bachelor's degree, Jocelyn worked as a daycare teacher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and was also a volunteer Young Life Leader at a high school in Columbus, Ohio for 3 years. Some of Jocelyn's interests and hobbies are running, baking, and traveling.
Roderick Q. Blount, Jr.
Roderick earned a Bachelor of Arts in both History and Political Science from Ball State University in 2008. He earned a Master of Arts in African American and African Studies from The Ohio State University. Since graduating, Roderick served as a TA and substitute through ESCCO and Columbus City Schools. He also served as an admissions counselor, college instructor, and GTA at various institutions. Roderick is currently enrolled at Ohio University in the Special Education Master's Degree program with a major as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. He is very active in fraternal and civic organizations and enjoys volunteering in the Columbus area.
In 2014, Bailey earned a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Vocal Music from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Since graduating, she has worked with special needs individuals at Flat Rock Care Center and is currently working as a paraprofessional with the Education Service Center of Central Ohio. Bailey is enrolled at Ohio University in the Master's Degree in Special Education program to become certified as an Intervention Specialist for Moderate-to-Intensive Educational Needs.
Sorpresa earned a Bachelor of Arts in New Media and Technology Communications from The Ohio State University in 2018. After graduating, she worked for Nationwide Insurance until she had her son in March of 2019. Sorpresa was a stay at home mom until she began to substitute for South-Western City Schools starting September 2019. She grew to love substituting as an Intervention Specialist and eventually was hired to work as a long-term Intervention Specialist substitute. Currently, Sorpresa is working towards a Master's Degree in Education at Ohio University with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. Additionally, she is a TA and student teacher in an ED classroom. In her free time, Sorpresa loves cooking and taking care of her husband and son!
Sydney earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2016. Since graduating, she has worked for the ESC of Central Ohio as a substitute and then a TA at Ventures Academy II. Sydney is working to earn her Master’s Degree in Education with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs at Ohio University. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her one-year old son Waylon.
Jalynn earned a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a minor in Psychology from Walsh University in 2017. After graduating, she worked for the Boys & Girls Club as a Youth Engagement Specialist. In September 2018 Jalynn began to substitute for South-Western City Schools. Shortly after substituting, she began working for the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio in one of their middle school ED classrooms as a TA. Currently, Jalynn is working towards a Master’s Degree in Education at Ohio University with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. As she works towards her Master’s Degree, Jalynn continues to work for the ESCCO as a TA and coaches freshman girls basketball at Gahanna Lincoln High School. Jalynn loves cooking, sports, getting her nails done, and spending time with her family.
Jamie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Ohio University and a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar and has since worked in the public sector as a labor and employment attorney and Human Resources professional. Jamie is working towards her Master’s Degree in Education at Ohio University with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. Jamie lives in Upper Arlington with her husband, five kids, and two fat cats.