Welcome, Kesha Howard!
January 24, 2019
We’re giving a warm welcome to Kesha Howard, who joined the team earlier in January as a Writers in the Schools intern through Seattle Central’s work study program. She brings years of experience working with students from kindergarten through high school, and she truly shares SAL’s mission of bringing opportunities for creativity and expression of voice to all students—we’re lucky to have her on board!
Hi, Kesha! Care to introduce yourself?
Hello! My name is Kesha Howard—I’m of African descent, with roots from Sierra Leone. I was born here in Seattle, but I lived in Texas for five years. I grew up in Central Seattle, a loving community where my love of dogs, community involvement, and cooking got started. I’m currently pursing my AAS in Social Human Services and planning to complete a Behavioral Applied Science degree.
What have you been reading lately?
A book I’ve read that really stands out to me would be The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. It discusses a Hmong child with medical issues, her American doctors, and how the two cultures collide, unable to understand each other.
What are you most looking forward to about working with Writers in the Schools?
I’m looking forward to working with the WITS program so I can help make a difference in helping students to be heard and understood, and to help them find their voice through writing.