YES Stories

Derek Chen (he/him) is a junior in Pierson College majoring in math. He has liked teaching since high school, but he didn’t know that he wanted to be a part of Education...
 
Melissa Scheve (she/her) is originally from Kansas. As a first-generation college graduate, she became interested in education after experiencing the kindness of her middle...
 
Josie Steuer-Ingall (’24) grew up in New York City’s East Village. She spent much of her childhood playing at East River Park in Lower Manhattan. In 2021, the park was razed...
 
Lisbette Acosta (she/her) is a junior studying Psychology from La Vega, Dominican Republic and Newington, CT. Growing up, Lisbette supported many members of her community in...
 
Richard Lemons has spent the last three decades working in and around public education. He began as a high school teacher in North Carolina, then became a literacy coach in...
 
Maddie Whoriskey (Ezra Stiles ‘23.5) is a Sociology major from Brooklyn, NY. She is interested in early childhood education and elementary education, as well as school...
 
Carla Horwitz is a faculty member of Yale Education Studies, the Yale Child Study Center, and the Department of Psychology. She was Director of Calvin Hill Day Care Center...