The real test of a high school education is how it plays out afterward. CAN graduates are successful, hardworking, and are making contributions in diverse fields. Here are just a few of the many paths taken by Concept Alumni.

Alumni Spotlight
(Week of Apr 11, 2016)

Tiffany Norman

Tiffany Norman is an alumna of Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School, Class of 2011. Currently, Tiffany graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

Briefly, describe your career path.
As of right now, I am pursuing a Master’s degree in School/Educational psychology. I hope to go to school close to home like OSU or the University of Cincinnati. Before stepping further into this field, I am gaining experience as an educational aide at Horizon Science…my favorite high school! I hope to eventually come into a school administrative position and help create educational plans for students who strive to learn.
What are you passionate about in your work/school?
I have always been passionate about education. Better yet, knowledge. I learned at an early age that knowledge can lurk outside of classroom walls. I think each of us learn and see everything through our own set of lenses. And it is through those lenses that we engage with everything and everyone else… So I guess you can say I want to help people find their glasses! To learn how to learn. In a way that’s unique for them. I know I’ll enjoy being an educational aide because it will allow me to put my passion to practice, and drive others to become as thirsty for knowledge as I’ve always been.
How has your Concept Schools experience helped shape your success?
During my high school years, my teachers were phenomenal. They had the brains, the dedication, and the guts to ask for nothing less than our best in class. The teachers I liked the least ended up being the ones I learned the most from. Although I couldn’t squeeze in but so much learning during those four years…I thrived on the same work ethic they expected of me, in college. Concept Schools continues to improve and ace the great opportunities I had then for today’s students. And I continue to be impressed at how many others have superseded their teachers’ expectations.
How are you a game changer?
Coming back to Horizon was a game changer. As a student, I’ve always strived toward success but this time I’m able to help others strive as well. Although I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, I’ve already had a great time meeting all of the new students and staff. What seemed like a mysterious adventure, I now see as an opportunity to encourage students in the same position I was in five years ago. I hope to change the game by pushing others to win too.
What is the most amazing or interesting thing that’s happened to you since graduating?
I have met so many amazing people in the past 5 years. Professors and students from all over the world and have been introduced to countless cultures.
Your favorite high school memory?
Best high school memory was going to some of the best cities in Turkey a couple of weeks after graduation, starting in Istanbul. The food and language were so different and beautiful. And seeing the inside of the ancient mosque was out of this world.
How do you support and participate in the Concept Alumni?
It is easier to participate now that I’m involved in the high school. I am looking forward to the next Alumni dinner.

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