Tag: #Ivy #blackgirlmagic #educatinggirls #schoolchoice

Equipping Women of Color to Teach and Lead the Next Generation.

Original post from EdNC As the founder of Profound Ladies, North Carolina’s newest women of color educator advocacy organization, I shared this profound vision on a recent episode of the Hummingbird Stories podcast. It is ultimately this vision that drives my work to take on one of education’s biggest crisis: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) teacher recruitment and retention.…

Empowering Black Girls Now Matters to the Next Election Cycle.

Black women have always been intricate in empowering Black communities. Senator Kamala Harris is amongst women like Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm, Coretta Scott King, Michelle Obama, the mothers of movement, Black female educators, activists and leaders who are inspiring Black people to strive for excellence.  Ivy Prep Academy is educating girls of color in Atlanta to be the next…

The Silent Erasure of Black Girls in Schools

We know that Black girls in American schools have a different experience than other American girls. It’s largely based on their skin color and zip code. Studies show that Black girls are being displaced out of schools too at larger numbers than their counterparts. Although not in large numbers as Black boys, our Black girls are silently being erased from…

Black Girls Can Graduate in 3 Years From College Too!

A former student of mine is still breaking barriers and defeating the odds. These empowering words to Black girls in Georgia schools are written by Ashley Sheats, an Applied Linguistics senior at Georgia State University. Since attending Atlanta Public Schools and being an Alumni of Carver Early College High School, I’ve always set my own standard. Now, I am enjoying…

Sister I Have Your Back!

One of my 6th grade students inspired by Claude McKay’s, “If We Must Die”, wrote this poem, “Sister I Have Your Back!”, acknowledging the fact that girls are often overlooked in schools.   Girl, I see you! It’s hard going from class to class, feeling less than.   Constantly being overlooked because your test scores aren’t enough! You didn’t score…

Black Males Celebrate Girls At Ivy

This isn’t just a tradition, but a cultural norm at Ivy. Fathers, grandfathers and other male figures love to come and support our girls. In fact, each year the school host the Annual Father Daughter dance. Black males celebrate girls at Ivy! So there’s no coincidence that the event takes place in March. But our Black men are engaged in…