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New Teacher Meet and Greet: Ms. Gamoran Joins TMA's History Department

Thurgood Marshall Academy has a new history teacher this year: Ms. Naomi Gamoran will be joining the Social Studies Department as the World History I and Psychology teacher. Though Ms. Gamoran is new to the Social Studies Department, she’s not new to Thurgood Marshall Academy. She served as an Academics Associate during the 2013-14 school year through Avodah, a Jewish Service Corps, after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013.

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Thurgood Marshall Academy Celebrates Student Achievements on the 2014 DC CAS

The results of the 2014 DC Comprehensive Assessment (DC CAS) are in, and school-level scores confirm what we already knew: Thurgood Marshall Academy continues to be one of the highest performing non-selective high schools in the District of Columbia. We provide, to students and families in Ward 8, a local, high-quality option where all students can succeed.

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New Club Aims to Create the Next Generation of Global Leaders

RepDevGlobal is a new nonprofit that aims to demystify the field of international development for high school students through after-school programs. And the nation’s capital is a fitting setting to launch a local chapter.

The Thurgood Marshall Academy chapter of RepDevGlobal is the first among all D.C. public and public charter high schools. This is no coincidence. Kimaris Toogood, founder of RepDevGlobal and the club advisor at Thurgood Marshall Academy, explains. “For RepDevGlobal to have a chance, we needed to pilot it in a high performing school where the students are already on a college track.”

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From DC to the DR: Dominique Griffin (TMA ’09) Heads to the Dominican Republic to Join the Peace Corps

In August 2014, you can add the Dominican Republic to the list of places where Thurgood Marshall Academy alumni are contributing to the development and growth of local communities. Dominique Griffin (TMA ’09), a 2013 graduate of the University of Vermont, will be headed to the Caribbean nation to begin her two-year Peace Corps placement, where she will be working with local children and families on mental, sexual, and physical health issues. She first gained experience in this field while still in undergrad, at the University of Vermont, where she worked in the outreach department of the school’s student health center to create and deliver a variety of health-related workshops to her peers. “From what I understand about my Peace Corps placement, I’ll probably be doing similar work in the Dominican Republic,” says Dominique.

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