Frank Hanson, who emigrated to the United States from the African nation of Ghana, has been a respected educator in Delaware for 10 years and recently became a mentor to Promise Grant recipients at Wilmington University.
In keeping with WilmU’s commitment to accessible education, the Promise Grant program is devoted to recruiting minority males who want to become teachers and provides them with financial and emotional support in achieving their goal.
In the U.S., Frank has benefited from opportunities to advance his education and wants to help others to attain degrees and create better lives. He earned his BS in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in 2017 and an M.Ed. in School Leadership in 2018, both at WilmU.
His dedication to his work and his devotion to his students had paid off. He was recently selected as the St. Georges Technical High School Teacher of the Year. Frank teaches carpentry in the CTE program at the 1,000-student school.