It’s June 2nd and for the past few weeks I’ve attended and seen photos and videos of many graduations from Pre-K through graduate school. No matter the grade level, the excitement is always way up there. As a Black woman and educator, graduations of Black students are exceptionally important to me for each graduate who… Continue reading Vocational Degrees: Educational Decency or Destruction?
The other day as I was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed a friend request popped up. One of my former students at the high school where I had once worked, a student whom I was quite fond of, wanted to chat. Knowing the rules of the NYC Department of Education, I gently reminded him… Continue reading Joe Dropped Out of High School and That’s Not His Fault
As I write to you, I’m on my way to my co-worker’s dad’s wake. During our staff meeting today, two of my colleagues revealed that they both spent a day over the Thanksgiving break at a wake. This time of year can be especially rough for a lot of people so it’s important that we… Continue reading Stay Tuned