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Kyran Brooks Plans to Mold and Shape Young Minds

May 2019

Kyran BrooksKyran Brooks, C'2019, is a First-Generation Scholar from Waldorf, Maryland. An only child, she says she chose Spelman for its sisterhood and legacy of producing phenomenal Black women.

During her four-year tenure at Spelman, Brooks maintained a spot on the Dean’s List and was an active student in the education department. She also served as education committee co-chair for the NAACP, vice president for the Georgia Association of Educators, and president of Kappa Delta Epsilon Education Fraternity.

A rare opportunity for many undergraduates, she co-authored "Unsung Legacies of Educators and Events in African American Education" alongside Andrea Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Spelman's  education department and Nicole Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor of education. In addition, she has been inducted into numerous honor societies including Alpha Lambda Delta and Kappa Delta Pi. She has also traveled abroad to Accra, Ghana and Havana, Cuba.

Brooks, who studied education/early childhood and teaching at Spelman, worked at several schools throughout Atlanta and held a First STEP Student Teaching Internship with Fulton County, also completed a summer program at the NASA Minority Educators Institute. Upon graduation, Brooks plans to begin her teaching career.