February 5, 2024

Charese Munoz – 2024 Black History Month Educator Spotlight

Educators For Excellence •

Name: Charese Munoz

Role: Middle-School ELA Teacher

E4E Chapter: Chicago

Why is it important to support Black educators in the classroom?

Black educators bring significant benefits to the classroom with our swag and expertise. We implement culturally responsive teaching practices that acknowledge and value our diverse perspectives. In addition, we constantly advocate for equity and challenge racial stereotypes.

How do you plan to celebrate Black History Month?

Acknowledging the struggle and efforts of our people, also highlighting Black joy and contributions we have offered to the world.

What is your favorite quote from a Black figure in history?

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.” – Huey Newton

Additional comments you would like to make around Black History Month?
Black history is the world’s history. The achievements of Black people have and continue to change and shape the world.

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