Meet the New Faces of CHARACTER COUNTS!

Here at CHARACTER COUNTS!, we’ve been pleased to welcome a few new people to our team in recent weeks, and we would like to introduce them to you. Each of them is excited about the mission of the organization and is eager to support your character-building efforts.

Megan Duenes
With a can-do attitude, creativity, and a solutions-oriented approach, Megan Duenes focuses on communication and customer service within CHARACTER COUNTS! Megan is a Southern California native and former collegiate athlete. She has always been enthusiastic about education, from her early years at St. Paul the Apostle School and then at Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles.

She continued her enthusiasm for education during her undergraduate days at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After several years of living and working in New York City as well as San Francisco, Megan returned to Los Angeles. She recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s degree in Communications. In addition to her work with CHARACTER COUNTS!, Megan actively tutors and mentors elementary and middle school students. With the students she tutors her focus is on helping them improve their writing, study skills, organization methods and time management. Megan is a wonderful addition to the CHARACTER COUNTS! team and she is ready to contribute to the success of CHARACTER COUNTS!

William Johnson
William Hasani Johnson is from Carson, CA and graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Marketing. He plans to help CHARACTER COUNTS! reach new heights by using his creativity and entrepreneurial experience to create partnerships that help impact more lives.

William has exercised his passion for equipping students with the right life skills through his Fathers of the World Unite organization, as well as the Omega Education Foundation. He is honored and privileged to join forces with the Josephson Institute of Ethics and CHARACTER COUNTS!  and looks forward to their future together.

Taaji Rauf
Taaji Rauf is a native of Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Crenshaw High School and Howard University. She graduated from Howard University with a degree in English and a minor in Secondary Education. Immediately after graduating from Howard University, she began her teaching career at an elementary school in the District of Columbia.

Throughout her career as an educator she has taught first, second, sixth, seventh, tenth, and eleventh grade students and also worked for Reading is Fundamental in Washington, D.C. Teaching all these levels in the classroom has helped her gain valuable experience as a lead teacher, on day-to-day classroom functions, and the education industry’s latest teaching strategies. She knows that millions of students will benefit from having CHARACTER COUNTS! woven into the fabric of their education. Taaji is also a mentor at her alma mater Crenshaw High School and she is an instructor in a creative writing group.


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