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Alumni Spotlight: Inspiring Journeys and Achievements

Putting the Alumni Spotlight on Camryn Morrow, a graduate of the SCPA Class of 2018. After finishing her education at SCPA, Camryn embarked on an inspiring career path, including earning a Master's degree from Harvard and helping to open a new school in Atlanta. Her passion for teaching is leading her to make an impact on the lives of future students. Camryn's achievements and the positive influence brings a new light to the field of education.

What CPS schools did you attend? Elementary: Fairview-Clifton German Language School
Middle/High School: School for Creative and Performing Arts (2018)

Camryn Morrow Graduation What are you doing now (i.e. profession, school, kickin’ it, Tik-tok, social influencing)? I recently completed my Master’s Degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am now helping open a brand new school in Atlanta, GA, where I will teach 6th grade. I will teach a project-based learning class centered on community partnerships, interdisciplinary learning, and holistic development. 

Was there anyone from your time at school that influenced you? How so? In my senior year of high school, I took an African American Studies class taught by Mrs. Brynn Thomas. This was by far the best class I had ever taken, and the first time I felt really excited about what I was learning. Mrs. Thomas challenged me and helped me see the parallels between what we studied in the classroom and what was still happening in our surrounding community. Studying among my peers and doing research with the Walnut Hills Historical Society opened my eyes to the importance of education and community engagement. From her constant encouragement during my college application process to helping me navigate life post-grad, I have been so grateful for Mrs. Thomas’s support! 

What advice do you have for current students? Give yourself permission to be who you want to be. Today is a new day to try again. Step outside of your comfort zone. Make mistakes. Learn from them. Try again. 

What’s your favorite school memory? Graduation season is such an exciting time for students, families and staff. This marks the beginning of a new transition and is a time to reflect on all the hard work that has been put in over the years. 

What is your favorite Cincinnati staple? Graeter's!

What year did you graduate? 2018

Where do you live now? Atlanta, GA

Anything else you'd like to add? As alumni, I think we can give back to students through mentorship and sharing our own experiences and connections to empower the next generation. I am so excited to begin my first year teaching at a brand-new community-based school in Atlanta, GA.