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  • Why I Teach, Where I Teach: So My Students Have the Opportunity to Define Themselves

    by Priscilla Conerly

    We are all aware of the trite — yet true — expression that “education is freedom.” So, how apropos is it that I am an educator at a school called Freedom? Desp…

  • Why I Teach Where I Teach: To Continue the Latino Legacy

    by Irene Sanchez

    “Do you want to watch history?Or do you want to make history?”This is a question that the former leader of the 1968 Azusa High School walkouts, Victor Gonzalez…

  • Why I Teach Where I Teach: To Use My White Privilege to Close Opportunity Gaps

    by Hannah Turner

    I teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Argyle Middle School, which is five miles away from the house I grew up in and in the same school dis…

  • Why I Teach Where I Teach: To Open Up a World of Possibilities

    by Jennifer R. Wahl

    In order to get students outside of their comfort zones, they must have role models and teachers who are willing to do the same. Rural America is often starvin…

  • Why I Teach Where I Teach: To Show That the American Dream is Indeed Possible

    by Marc Beitia

    We are each a sum of our life experiences. Opportunities chosen and those passed up. Chances taken,?or not. Risks accepted. Fears overcome. And passion found. …

  • Why I Teach Where I Teach: Because My Students’ Future is Full of Promise

    by Robert Hand

    I teach Family and Consumer Sciences and Leadership at Mount Vernon High School. Mount Vernon, Washington is located in the heart of the Skagit Valley in the n…

  • Why I Teach Where I Teach: To Fulfill a Sense of Community

    by Kareem Neal

    For the past 12 years, I have taught students with severe cognitive delays at Maryvale High School in Phoenix. Maryvale is one of the largest high schools in A…

  • Why I Teach Where I Teach: To Give My Students a Sense of Belonging

    by Wynter Pitts

    Wynter Pitts is a first-grade teacher at Citizens Academy Southeast, a Title I school in Cleveland with a 97 percent Black student enrollment.While I was in th…