It is rewarding to see the impact alumni have in their communities subsequent to the foundation of an ASMS education. We are excited to welcome back two additional alumni to the school’s community.
ASMS has been fortunate to have 2000 alumna Sarah Brewer serve as a Mathematics instructor since 2008. Joining Brewer this school year in the Math Department is Meoshe Williams (Class of 2005) and joining the staff as Director of Development is Derwin Dubose (Class of 2002).
“I am excited to have two more alumni join the team,” Brewer says. “We have a lot to offer students in terms of a shared experience, and I am glad to have others able to share their ASMS ‘what was it like when you were a student here’ stories.”
Brewer’s success in the classroom has received national recognition. In 2014, she was selected by one of the nation’s largest SAT prep providers, Veritas Prep, as one of the “40 Most Influential Teachers Under 40.”
From 2009-2014, Williams served as a member of the Math for America Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship Program in Los Angeles. In 2014, Williams returned to her hometown of Mobile and joined the faculty at Mattie T. Blount High School teaching Honors Math and later serving as the school’s math department chair. Williams recieved a Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California.
“As a student at ASMS, I had many special teachers, such as Dr. Kelly Dunagan,” Williams says. “He was a huge influence; through his classes, I was inspired to pursue mathematics in college. Now, as a member of the ASMS faculty, I hope to be that same inspiration for current and future students.“
Before coming to ASMS, Dubose led a social enterprise incubated at the Harvard Innovation Lab and completed military and technical training for the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He brings more than 11 years of fundraising success with some of the nation’s leading nonprofits. Dubose earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a John Motley Morehead Scholar. Dubose was an inaugural Shelia C. Johnson Leadership Fellow and received a master’s in public administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He also has a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.
“My two years at ASMS altered my life trajectory,” Dubose says. “I can’t think of a better way to serve Alabama than investing in her best and brightest young people through the ASMS Foundation.”