Jane was born Jane Sellers in 1927. She was born in Pomeroy, Ohio- town on the Ohio River that was eight miles long and half a mile wide. After graduating from East Grand Rapids High School in 1944, she attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL where she earned her BA in Liberal Arts in 1948. Then, one year later, she received a Master's in Education and her teacher's certificate from the University of Southern California.
In 1949, she got her first teaching job in Victorville, CA where she stayed there until January 1961, when she moved to Glendale, California and taught at Toll Junior High School. She became a Fellow and co-director in the UCLA Writing Project. Ms. Hancock taught until she was eighty-eight, when an illness forced her to retire in 2015. Currently, she gets great satisfaction from leading classes for local writers once a week and another one for teachers which meets once a month. Jane is widowed with five grown sons, many grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Interviewer: Jasmine Nelms
Interview about teaching experience within the community.
This is an interview with Tammy J Mentel an informal educator who intertwined charter, public, private and homeschooling options for her daughters and then returned to academia to become a teacher. However after working as an education intern, charter school teacher and special education teacher aide, Tammy found many issues in the education field that deferred her from becoming a formal educator officially. Her background and perspective on these issues are addressed in this interview.
Seth Schreffler Interview with Professor Catherine Pirrone of ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College
Arizona graduate student S. B. Schreffler interviews Professor Pirrone, a life long educator who has worked her way from school substitute, ASU Math Professor, and finally an excellent educator of new teachers at Arizona State University.
Connecting to Communities Oral History Project Interview of Gladys Pedroza on the Women’s March of 2017
This interview is with Gladys Pedroza. Ms. Pedroza has firsthand experience working in politics, the legal field, and in immigrant rights. Ms. Pedroza currently works as a legal assistant in Southern California and is involved in immigrant rights in her community. Ms. Pedroza is working towards becoming an immigration attorney and is applying to law school. The interview covers Ms. Pedroza's personal background, how she became involved in the Women's March of 2017 in Washington D.C. the day after the inauguration, her memories of the march, how the Women's March can improve, issues of inclusion, issues that women face, issues that women of color face specifically Latinas, politics, activism by women, and her hopes for women being involved in the future.
This is a graduate student contribution to the C2C project through Arizona State University. The interview is with Mr. Mark Gilbert, a high school special education teacher, in Birmingham, Alabama. The focus of the interview is on his work in special education. He provides an in-depth look at the role of special education teachers, particularly those in Alabama. Mr. Gilbert discusses various regulations, burn-out rate, and the negative discrepancies between special education teachers and general educators while also shining a positive light on why he remains in such a high-stress education role.
Jared Holmberg interviews Peter Caschetta on his experience in the field of education, specifically his role as a Physical Education Teacher. His description includes working in a public charter school with a classical curriculum, his interest in PE, and his views on the state of education in Arizona.
Arizona Graduate Student Dana Lee Bell interviews educator Dean Shreve from credit recovery school Sem Yeto in California on issues in credit recovery system, politics of education and the benefits of credit recovery school.
Connecting to the Community Through Oral History, an oral interview with educator K.R. of Gilbert School District in Arizona. Social Studies World History teacher.
The interview discusses changes and trends that has occurred in the Clifton public school district from the perspective of a resident and current teacher within the district. Topics include: community programs, changes in education, first year experiences and challenges, student teaching, university training and demographic changes.