While students were out of school during Election Day the staff had professional development focused on allyship, a topic we have been emphasized this year in order to be more inclusive of all students and staff around us. Our administration brought in Tiq Milan, a trans activist who talked to us about what it means to be an ally and how to make sure we act as ones for ourselves and our students. As you can see, there were times of levity but there were also times of struggle and challenge. It was a great experience to have and I'm glad I got to learn more about how LGBTQ folks deal with medical issues and education through help from the Transgender Legal and Education Fund and Callen Lorde. I learned a lot.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!