It’s not every day a Harker graduate gets to experience life on the other side of the classroom, but Vyvy Trinh ’07 was on the other side of the desk when she came out to Harker for a visit last spring.
Trinh, who starts medical school at Brown University this fall, had been teaching grade 5-6 after-school programs in San Francisco when she connected with Kate Shanahan, lower school English department chair.
“We had been in touch,” recalled Shanahan, “and I told her that if she wanted to, I’d love for her to come in and spend the day teaching in my room. She took me up on it and we essentially team-taught a lesson on the Hobbit book, something I had read with her many years ago.”
According to Shanahan, the students loved having Trinh in the classroom. And, she added, “it was great to come full circle with Vyvy!”