Tag: blackmaleducators

Johnathon Hines Becomes the First Black Male Teacher in Atlanta to Win Pre K Teacher of the Year

Original Post by: BecauseofThemWeCan A little sunshine to make you smile today! Johnathon Hines, an Atlanta Pre-K Teacher, just became the first African American man to win Pre-K Teacher of the Year in Georgia. Hines is a teacher at Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology in Atlanta, GA, the first public school in Dekalb County named for our…

Let’s Help Our Students Expand Their Minds!

Jarrod Carter, a new staff member at 7 Pillars Career Academy, is seeking our help in equipping his Health Education Class with additional resources. Being among the 2% of Black male educators in America, I find his ask something that needs to be supported. We too often don’t have quality educators standing in front of our students. Let alone quality,…

Derrien Dennis is Making School a Safe Place for Black Boys

Most K-12 Black male educators are in administration or secondary education. However, there are growing numbers of Black men who are working in elementary schools. Black boys need to see positive reflections of Black men in classrooms during their early development. A fellow Black male teacher in Georgia, Derrien Dennis, is seeking additional funding to make his classroom a safe…

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

School’s out, but educational advocates are hard at work to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. Gwinnett SToPP has a long history of serving the Gwinnett County communities and advocating for equity. Marlyn Tillman recently released a statement that the organization will be preparing for year two of their ending the school to prison pipeline project in partnership with the…

Making Education in Georgia Equitable for All Students

Making education in Georgia great for all students, begins with us acknowledging that every child isn’t given a quality or equitable education in every Georgia classroom. Imagine this. . . in 2019 when it rains, your child can’t even walk down the sidewalk safely because the walking pathways to your child’s school are flooded. Even the front parking area where…