Meet the YLP Teaching Assistants

This summer, twelve talented young people will work as Teaching Assistants at the Yellowhammer Learning Program. They’ll spend their summer with groups of 3-4 students, helping them to master the content and grow as both scholars and citizens.

Say “hello” to our all-star team!


AlysonCarr

ALYSON CARR

Sewanee: The University of the South, Music and Economics

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter series

Favorite superhero: Professor Severus Snape

Most excited about: I think I am most excited about meeting the kids and their families!


AbbyGreenwell

ABBY GREENWELL

University of Alabama, Finance

Hometown: Killen, AL

Favorite book as a child: Junie B. Jones series

Favorite superhero: Spiderman

Most excited about: I am most looking forward to meeting new people, having a fun experience, and making a positive impact.


MARGARET IRELAND

Birmingham-Southern College, Math

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Favorite book as a child: Nancy Drew series

Favorite superhero: Mystique from X-Men

Most excited about: Getting to help kids do what I love most (learning) during the summer, and forming a relationship with them longer than a single session would allow me to.


JackieJones

JACKIE JONES

University of Aabama, Secondary Education

Hometown: Oneonta, AL

Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter series

Favorite superhero: Daredevil

Most excited about: The experience of helping a bunch of new kids!


AnnaKlopack

ANNA KLOPACK

Auburn University, Social Work

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Favorite book as a child: The Little Prince

Favorite superhero: Wonder Woman

Most excited about: I’m excited to be apart of the Greensboro community as well as the YLP community. I can’t wait to spend time with the kids and see them grow and learn!


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TATYANA LAWSON

Alabama A&M University, Elementary Education

Hometown: Greensboro, AL

Favorite book as a child: Bridge to Terabithia

Favorite superhero: Thor

Most excited about: I am looking forward to meeting the kids I will be working with and shadowing experienced teachers.


KaylaPilkington

KAYLA PILKINGTON

University of Montevallo, Biochemistry

Hometown: Moody, AL

Favorite book as a child: June B. Jones

Favorite superhero: Superman

Most excited about:  With this being my first year, I am looking forward to showing the love of God to these precious children and learning from them in the process!


ChristopherMurphree

CHRIS MURPHREE

Sewanee: The University of the South, American Studies

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Favorite book as a child: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Favorite superhero: Superman

Most excited about: I am so excited to meet the campers and to be a part of the YLP community!


MollieSchaefer

MOLLIE SCHAEFER

University of North Alabama

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Favorite book as a child: Boy by Roald Dahl

Favorite superhero: Spider Man

Most excited about: I’m looking forward to supporting a love of learning in each child I work with. I hope to help them see their own potential and feel excited to achieve any goal that they set their sights on.


GracieThull

GRACIE THULL

University of Alabama, English

Hometown: Mobile, AL

Favorite book as a child: Ella Enchanted

Favorite superhero: Wonder Woman

Most excited about: I am so excited to meet all of the kids and read with them! Reading is my favorite thing to do. I can’t wait to see other kids light up like I did when I first really figured it out.


SullinsToomey

SULLINS TOOMEY

Auburn University, Elementary Education

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter series

Favorite superhero: Wonder Woman

Most excited about: The kids

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