RCSD grads now working for the district

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. News10NBC has told you about the need for teachers in our area.

Thursday, our city’s school district added three more to the roster, and they’re pretty familiar with their new digs.

Courtney Jackson-Troupe, Zanayia Hercules, And Rosheada Davis are all RCSD grads, some even returning to their alma mater. They say it is an honor for them to return to the places where they began their academic careers.

“I want to give those students the same exact experiences that I had,” Hercules said. “And I want to make sure that all those experiences connect with each students’ own cultural backgrounds. They can find themselves in the experiences that we have in school because we never want students to come and feel like they’re not heard or they’re not getting anything from their experiences so that’s the biggest thing about being back. I can do that and create that for somebody else. OK, I was about to cry but I had to get it together.” 

Hercules is going into music teaching, Davis as a new English teacher at Franklin Lower School, and Jackson-Troupe as a social worker at Northeast College Prep School. Classes start for all students Wednesday, Sept. 7.