Claire Tesh is a former public school teacher and served as a Teacher Advisory Board Member for the American Immigration Council before joining the staff full-time as the Senior Manager of the Community Education Center. She holds bachelors degrees in Journalism and Media Arts from the University of Arizona and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education and Post-Graduate Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Ms. Tesh has been the recipient of many grants and fellowships including the Master Teacher Program through the Fulbright Memorial Fund in Tokyo, Japan and the Washington Post Fellowship in Salamanca, Spain. Before entering the world of education, she worked in advertising and marketing.
In the past year, more than 50,000 children have fled violence and persecution from Central America and Mexico and have crossed into the U.S. seeking protection. Most of them have been reunited with family members in America as they await their immigration court dates. In the meantime, our laws require that they attend school. While […]
Tonight, the American Immigration Council will honor Maya Young Wong, the winner of the 14th Annual “Celebrate America” Creative Writing Contest, at the 2011 American Heritage Awards in San Diego. Maya Young Wong of California will read her winning poem, “My Grandfather Ben,” which was selected out of more than 6,500 entries by a host […]