Room 307

Room 307

Three weeks into the school year at Chicago Academy High School, I had an experience teaching in our American Lit class that reinforced why I am training to be a teacher. During a lesson on the Declaration of Independence, I had students talk to their partners about their questions about the text. When I had students share out their questions to the class, a st...

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October 2014 Teacher Feature: Ryan Leonard

October 2014 Teacher Feature: Ryan Leonard

We are excited to present a new, recurring highlight: the Teacher Feature! Each month, we’ll feature an inspiring educator teaching within an AUSL network school.

Ryan Leonard
11th Grade, Civics
Chicago Teacher Residency Mentor Teacher

Collins Academy High School

How long have you been teaching?
This is my...

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Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd

School Library Journal – Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd

October 1, 2014 – When librarian K.C. Boyd came to Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago in 2010, it was ranked second to last among schools in Illinois. Since then, the facility of about 600 students has made major gains. Phillips received a 2011 School Improvement Award from the Illinois State Board of Education and moved from a level three rating to a level one...

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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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