Finding my people

Finding my people

It started with my cohort at NLU this summer and grew in the first days of the school year at Solorio. Now the feeling’s solidified: I’ve found my people.

You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever made a group of best friends or found a significant other or returned home to family and known you were right where you belonged. What’s cra...

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This isn’t Chiraq

This isn’t Chiraq

A fifth grade class at Bradwell School of Excellence, an AUSL Network School, presents a counter-narrative to the negative publicity their neighborhood receives.

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Teamwork Makes Deneen Work!

Teamwork Makes Deneen Work!

Growing up on the south side of Chicago as a child, I was overwhelmed with joy return to train at the south side training site, Deneen School of Excellence. The staff welcomed me with smiles and open arms, literally, as I embraced in hugs with my new team for the school year. After a long week professional development meetings, reviewing school-wide data, and...

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My Summer with MEd Cohort 11

My Summer with MEd Cohort 11

I have just finished my final paper. For the past six weeks, I have been attending National Louis University as part of my Chicago Teacher Residency program. And although my brain feels tired, it’s been an amazing, transformative six weeks.

I could say, “now the real work begins”, but that would be misleading. Over the past six weeks, as part of the MEd cohort 11, I have taken cla...

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