Sonya Hunt | Educator Spotlight

"I didn't choose education, education chose me. I was seeking God about what I should do with my life, and in my search, I found MTR, and I just knew it was a divine connection. Education allows me to show love to those who may not have the chance to experience it.”

Sonya Hunt, 3rd grade teacher at Cornerstone Prep Lester Campus, shares her story of calling that aligns with many CEG teachers. They believe they are called to do the important work of urban education and feel a sense of joy and fulfillment when a student “gets it.”

“I get great joy when I see the proverbial "light bulb" light up for a child,” says Sonya. “I understand that the impact that I make daily may not be revealed to me ever or to a child for many years. The joy comes in knowing that a positive impact is being made every day.”

Sonya loves teaching now but enjoyed some unique experiences before joining the CEG team. “I worked as a Social Scientist for the military and went to Afghanistan on two ten-month tours,” Sonya recalls. “My job was to go to villages and interview the local Afghan people on their thoughts about education, healthcare, violence, and other social issues in their area.” Sonya works hard every day to duplicate the achievement of her scholars last year, when her 3rd grade class earned the highest math proficiency on the Lester Campus.