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Inspiring Teachers

Inspiring Teachers

and Positive role models

We must prioritize supporting our educators and students to have the resources as well as the emotional and social support needed to be the kind of role models and learners who are willing to jump in and swim no matter how strong the current.

“As a student, I always felt like I was swimming against a really strong current, because I was poor, because I was ELL, because I am brown. However, while swimming against this current, there were people banks throwing me life jackets and even swimming next to me when I didn’t think I could swim anymore, like my teacher Mr. Lara, who because of his rigor and high expectations–he most prepared me for an Ivy League University.” ~Iris Altamirano