Social Emotional, Career & Academic Counseling
How many years have you been teaching?:
I am a Chicago native, now enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest. Earned my Master's degree in Counseling in 2011 from Portland State University. My first "school" job was working with principal Elizabeth Dozier at Christian Fenger H.S. on the south side of Chicago, where I learned a lot about working with inner city youth, leadership and data. Currently, I work at David Douglas High School where I have the honor of serving a diverse group of students that teach me about grit, perseverance and integrity everyday. I am also a mom, wife and huge Chicago Bears fan.
I agree that we need to move the conversation and I know that many students of color don't have an opportunity to share their ethnic identity in a positive way. Students need to explore first their characteristics that defy societies stereotypes then figure out a way to create change for others. ME, YOU, US...
Yes, actually I show it often in my Latino Student Union because of the different variety between latino students and their experiences. I envisioned this as a supplemental video for a discussion started by the lesson I poster in the Discover phase https://collaborate.teachersguild.org/challenge/civic-education/research/me-you-us