Teachers Talk Back

Friday, June 22, 2018
Angela Young Cooperative work training teacher at Southside Occupational Academy
Angela Young is a cooperative work training teacher at Southside Occupational Academy (SOA), a transition center for students aged 16-22 with disabilities in...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Charles Beavers
Charles Beavers is a teacher and school leadership team member at Kozminski Community Academy in Hyde Park, Chicago. In this conversation with E4E-Chicago...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Gage Salicki Social Studies Teacher at Bulkeley High School
In this interview, Gage discusses with E4E-Connecticut Outreach Director Emma Pellerin why he became a teacher and why he believes the power of teacher voice...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Elva Guzman Sixth grade humanities
In this conversation with E4E-Chicago Outreach Director Ali Fendrick, Elva Guzman discusses how her shared background with her students leads to strong...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Luis Regalado Fourth grade teacher
Luis Regalado is a fourth-grade teacher at Aurora Charter school, Minneapolis Minnesota. In this interview with teacher leader Maya Kruger, Luis discusses...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Los Angeles
Isabel Baeza Science teacher
Isabel Baeza is a founding teacher at Communication and Technology School at Diego Rivera Learning Complex in South-Central, Los Angeles, where she taught...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Los Angeles
Michele Nieves
Michele shares her key takeaways from teaching at Girls Academic Leadership Academy , the first all-girls STEM academy in the Los Angeles Unified School...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Los Angeles
Ashley Fernandes
E4E members and math co-teaching enthusiasts Michele Nieves and Ashley Fernandes discuss the importance of uplifting young girls in the STEM (science,...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Matt Clark High School History Teacher at West Roxbury Academy in Boston
Last August, Matt Clark was one of two E4E-Boston teachers who testified in front of the state legislature about the need to increase funding for social-...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Los Angeles
Raquel Veloz College Counselor
Raquel Veloz is a former Spanish teacher and current college counselor at the Social Justice Humanitas Academy (SJHA), one of the pilot schools of the Cesar...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Ann Dipaola special education teacher
E4E-Chicago teacher Ann Dipaola shares with Outreach Director Erica Henry how immigrating to the United States from Argentina and moving around the country has...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
New York
Carmelina Terrero social worker
Carmelina Terrero is a social worker at Inwood Early College for Health & Information Technologies. In this conversation with Outreach Director Zachary...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
New York
Leton Hall sixth grade science teacher
Leton Hall is a sixth grade science teacher at Pelham Gardens Middle School. In this conversation with E4E-New York Outreach Director Andrea Clay, Leton shares...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Kristin Atkins kindergarten-eighth-grade music teacher
Kristin Atkins is a kindergarten-eighth-grade music teacher at Ashburn Elementary School in Chicago. In her interview with Outreach Director Blanca Ontiveros,...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Los Angeles
Karina Villalvazo 10th Grade English Teacher
In this interview with Outreach Director Cooper Haskins, Karina Villalvazo discusses Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and its implications for her...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Maribel Moreno bilingual 4th grade math teacher
Maribel Moreno shares the challenges that her students in Chicago face, and how teachers can come together to support them by building safe learning...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Los Angeles
Yvette Fraga 10th- and 11th-grade Social Studies teacher
In this interview with Outreach Director Matthew Raymond, Yvette shares advice on how to improve school culture and the need to support Dreamers.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Kelly Moran sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher
In this conversation with Outreach Director Corbin McGhee, Kelly describes why we must prioritize improving school climate and culture and how she has engaged...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Los Angeles
Josh Brown Special Education Teacher at Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School
Josh Brown is a Special Education Teacher at Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School in Northridge, California. In this conversation with Outreach Director Brendan...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Christina Pressley teaches Kindergarten at the Mattapan Early Elementary school in Boston. This summer, Christina testified in front of the Massachusetts State...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Kristy Pierce Cultural Specialist and Academic Advisor at Como Park Senior High School
Kristy shares about empowering students and parents and creating safe and supportive learning environments where students can thrive.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
DeJernet Farder 1st-grade Teacher at Morton School of Excellence
DeJernet Farder is a first-grade elementary school teacher at Morton School of Excellence in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood. In this conversation with...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
New York
Melissa Kaminski is a ninth-grade Math teacher in New Designs High School in Manhattan. She is spending the next few months as an E4E summer resident, and she...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Danielle Mullings Elementary School Teacher
Danielle Mullings is an elementary school teacher at Breakthrough Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. In this conversation with E4E-Connecticut Outreach...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Los Angeles
Saul Duarte Resource Specialist
E4E-Los Angeles member Saul Duarte can look at pressing issues in LAUSD schools from the lenses of immigrant, alumni, teacher, parent of current students, and...