Language Arts Teacher

Willa Deitch is one of our Language Arts teachers. After earning her Bachelors in English and Masters in Teaching from Clark University in Worcester, MA, she returned to her hometown to join YouthBuild, an organization whose values align deeply with her own.  Willa believes in student-centered and meaningful curriculum; therefore her class is focused on the relationship between place and identity. Willa believes firmly in the power of strong student-staff relationships and prioritizes meaningful and individual bonds with each of her students. In her time at YouthBuild she has enjoyed taking on new professional development opportunities such as the YouthBuild USA Teacher Fellows program and co-facilitating in-house trainings on professional skills.  She enjoys collaborating with  a fun-loving, diverse and deeply dedicated staff to achieve the mission of the organization. When she isn’t teaching, you can find her running, crafting, at a concert or trying a new vegetarian recipe for her lunch club.

wdeitch@youthbuildphilly.org