Mar 01, 2021 | Jennifer Clifton arts humanities and social sciences Congratulations to CAHS College Ambassador, Jalexia Andrews (‘21 B.A. English) Photo Credit CAHS Outreach Student Assistant Kholanjani Congratulations to CAHS College Ambassador Jalexia Andrews (’21 B.A. English) for being accepted to graduate school at Vanderbilt University on scholarship. In Fall 2021, Jalexia will be studying at Vanderbilt’s Peabody Graduate School of Education with a concentration in English/Language Arts. She will earn teaching certification upon graduation. Jalexia is excited to attend her top choice for graduate school. “This program is not just geared toward producing academically aware teachers, but socially aware teachers that can use pedagogical practices to further social equality within their classrooms,” says Jalexia. “In addition to classes [centering on teaching English], I will be taking classes that focus on societal elements and being inclusive in the classroom.” Through the program, Jalexia will also have hands-on teaching opportunities in neighboring schools in the Nashville area. The Department of English is exceptionally proud of Jalexia’s accomplishments. “Jalexia is one of the most responsible, reliable, and engaged students we have collectively met. While completing an English major and Writing minor, Jalexia not only excelled in a second, “Social and Cultural Studies” minor, but she also successfully completed graduate coursework through the JUMP program. Jalexia’s engagement in graduate classes, in terms of contributions to class discussions and sophisticated textual analysis, is noteworthy. Furthermore, Jalexia is a thoughtful and clear writer, and her research projects are consistently sophisticated. “- Dr. Alanna Frost, Chair of the Department of English & Fellow English Faculty.