Indianapolis Public Schools Cold Spring Elementary School’s assistant principal, Tom Hakim, is in the news. The article, Leaving Finance was Easy, Teaching was Hard, but this Educator Realized: ‘I’ve got to figure it out’ tells the story of how a former finance grad came to be an education professional while looking for work that he could get excited about. Starting out as an educator in the Teach for America program, Tom started his teaching career at a charter school.  He shares the successes of Northview Middle School in MSD of Washington Township where he served as a department chair and talks about the transition from the world of finance to the world of teaching.

Follow the link to read about Tom’s journey from finance to education.

Chalkbeat journalists solicit stories from those they meet, learning more about their education stories and how learning shaped who they are today. 

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