“Oh, so you teach…” That’s the statement I get most of the time when I attempt to describe to some people what my job entails. Level Up Village Co-ordinator, that is my job title and I invite you into my world. I joined Exponential Education in May 2016. I must confess that it was the zeal to work with young people that drew me to even apply for the job in the first place and I have enjoyed every bit of it since I was given the opportunity to be a part of this diverse family.
I am Grace Marfo, a self-motivated young woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Development Education from University for Development Studies in Ghana. In 2014, right after I finished my degree, I met Exponential Education where I assisted international volunteers by interpreting demographic surveys for Senior High School (SHS) students to be selected for our Peer to Peer tutoring programs. From here I had a growing interest in Expo in the sense that, when I was serving my country
When you look at the staff page of Exponential Education, you see a common theme: young, passionate and skilled. The organization has a collective age span of around 7 years. That’s not much, when you consider that most organizations are powered by a diverse group – older, younger, foreign and local. Yet management positions exist, leadership models are recognized and professional development occurs. In my final term as the Director of Operations, I’ve realized that there is
[endif]--One of the goals I had for myself when I took on the Senior Program Manager position was to establish a professional development series for our staff members. As a volunteer, the most valuable thing organizations can offer (if they don’t pay a salary) is a step forward in their professional development—sometimes it is a letter of recommendation, other times it is a suggested contact, or, in this case I have been working on a workshop series: public speaking, managing