June 2, 2016
Simon graduated from W.W. Samuell High School, part of the Dallas school district, on Thursday, but the ceremony might not feel like a milestone. She has already obtained her associate's degree through Samuell Early College High School. And, if all goes well, in just another year, she'll have her bachelor's degree and teaching degree through the TechTeach program at Texas Tech University. After that, she'll be put in a classroom for two years — the program partners with school districts around Texas in an effort to place teachers in high-need areas.
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