Member since: May 2008
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I have a child of my own and I am a teacher. You will get to know me as I type here. Although I am a new teacher I have had a lot of experience working in various public and charter schools in rural, suburban, and especially inner city on all different economic levels. Furthermore, I built and run a school in Sierra Leone, Africa. I have worked and continue to work with: foster children, severely behaviorally disturbed child, ex child prostitutues, and street children both in the United States, Africa, and Brazil. The Brazilian street child I work with, when I go to Brazil, can be as young as 5 years old and are all drug addicted, malnourished, beaten, (some raped), and more sickening atrocities. I currently am working with inner city children in a 100% poor school. My life is extremely hectic. My child is a calm, laid back, funny young man who is in 1st grade. He learns respect and values and is exposed to different cultures. He is a multiracial child himself. Of course, he is the center of my world.
Post in: Looking for feedback of the Rochester NY area schools (outside of the city). June 23, 2009
Fairport is fine. It's Penfield and Pittsford. My dear friend, the reason why I said that is because it does reflect on the school. First of all,... More »
Post in: Are predominately African American schools given less funding? June 23, 2009
I discovered since I wrote this question that prisons receive 9x's more funding than poor urban schools. Poor urban schools are predominately Black... More »
Post in: Do you think it is appropriate for a school to have a male kindergarten teacher? June 23, 2009
I know quite a few male kindergarten teachers. Just because one male does something bad doesn't mean we should judge them all the same. That's sexism.... More »
Started conversation: Sex education February 26, 2009
Please read the question carefull. I am not asking should sex education be taught, I am asking.... Should sex education be taught in schools because...
Post in: Why is my 6 year old being defiant and seeking both neg/positive attention from her teacher. February 26, 2009
Simple answer. You try to raise your daughter right and that's where her positive attention comes in. She goes to school with some kids who sadly... More »