Month: December 2017

Answering the Call to Education

Earlier this year, I was able to attend the 1st National Black Male Educators Conference. I had the privilege of meeting one of the planning committee members who had good insight as to why more Black males must answer the call to education.¬†Native of Edenton, NC, Kevin Gold is an Educator, Mentor and Visionary with a passion to do great…

Black Flight: The Other Side of Gentrification

Census data shows itself best during election season when the numbers of voters from precincts¬†across the Nation come in. Atlanta, like several major cities in the US are going through a process called gentrification. In the early to mid 80’s Atlanta experienced what some cities call white flight; when masses of white citizens/upper class citizens relocate from a particular community.…

APs, the Superheroes of Schools

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Assistant Principals are key to school culture and climate. I believe that APs are the superheroes of our schools. Our feature AP is Marcus Saunders. He is from…

The Report is In: Has Education Progressed in Atlanta?

The Atlanta Citywide Education Progress Report is live! This report breaks down very important information that all stakeholders need to review most importantly regarding how the school District in the City of Atlanta engaging families and communities in the school turn around process. In order for us to change the lives of children and families, we must find the heartbeat…

Teacher Morale Impacts Achievement

As a classroom teacher, having the support of my Principal meant a lot. It helped me to grow into the Educator that I am today. My Principal understood that elevating and supporting teachers ensured that children would learn. Organizations such as the PTA were designed to bridge the gap between teachers, parents and students. Leaders understand that in order for…

On the Run

Atlanta, the home of the Civil Rights movement, is highlighted in National news because people are on the run. This time it’s not for the Beyonce’s and Jay Z tour. Immigrants are literally fleeing for their lives. President Trump has basically declared war on immigrants living with America by making them a target for arrest and deportation. In my perspective,…