Richard "Lennon" Audrain (ᏣᎳᎩ - Cherokee) is a PhD student in educational policy and evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. A former Latin and Spanish teacher in both Arizona and Massachusetts, Lennon’s research interests explore teacher recruitment and teacher preparation. In particular, he looks at (1) high school-based grow-your-own (GYO) teacher programs (e.g., Career and Technical Education programs such as Teacher Academies, Careers in Education, and Early Childhood Education) and (2) community college teacher education programs. He is also a high school CTE teacher of "Ed Professions" in Mesa Public Schools, a position that allows him to marry theory, research, and practice on a daily basis.
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