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Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson

The traditional way of teaching middle school students about alliteration might include having them write down the definition. But Ashley Anderson is no traditional teacher. She had her students at Rochester’s Urban Choice Charter School do a line dance to understand the repetition of sound.

Tomás Boatwright

Tomás Boatwright

When he wanted to know more about a topic that was brought up in school but not, in his opinion, sufficiently covered, Tomás Boatwright headed to the library or scoured the Internet for more information.

Rita D'Aoust

Rita D'Aoust

Rita D’Aoust says she was “a strange bird” when she arrived at Warner as a nurse who wanted a research doctorate in teaching and curriculum—and who wanted to remain relevant in health professions education and nursing research.

Dawn Glasgow-Cummings

Dawn Glasgow-Cummings

Before moving to Rochester about a decade ago, Dawn Glasgow-Cummings was in charge of a government, state-owned early childhood education program in Linden, a largely populated and well-developed bauxite mining town in the small country of Guyana, South America.

Sham Haidar

Sham Haidar

PhD, Teaching, Curriculum, and Change
Pakistan

In his native Pakistan, Sham Haidar would often get into trouble in school for speaking his mind. He was warned not to discuss his opinions so openly, and expected to always know the one correct answer to every question his teachers asked.

Alice Harnischfeger

Alice Harnischfeger

As a former teacher in a suburban school considered high-performing by state standards, Alice Harnischfeger was haunted by the students who were struggling academically in school despite not fitting into any special needs categories. The number was small, about 1 to 3 percent, but when she thought about what that meant when multiplied across every school in every district, the implication was significant.

Joseph Henderson

Joseph Henderson

Joseph A. Henderson grew up in a working-class family in a one-road town located in the middle of an oil drilling field. With no television (not until he was 16), he spent his days playing outside and building an informal, earnest relationship with the natural world around him. At the time, though, he didn’t realize the damaging effect these oil pits had on the environment, wildlife, and human health—not until he took a geology class as an undergrad.

Orlando Marrero

Orlando Marrero

It can be difficult for teachers to help students grasp a theoretical scientific concept like energy. But have them make windmills—and stage a competition to see which one generates the most energy over time—and they easily make a connection between the idea of energy and the use of energy to make electricity.

Sandra Quiñones

Sandra Quiñones

With her father working as a civilian engineer for the Navy in their native Puerto Rico, Sandra Quiñones grew up attending an on-base U.S. Department of Defense school. She had few Latino teachers, started learning English in kindergarten and took her first Spanish class in middle school. She took a 30-minute bus ride to get there while her neighborhood friends attended local schools.

Yanti Sri Rezeki

Yanti Sri Rezeki

Though English wasn’t taught at the elementary school level in her native Indonesia, Yanti Sri Rezeki would learn what she could while watching westerns and other English-subtitled movies on television. She received two hours of formal English training per week in junior high, and by high school, wanting even more instruction but unable to afford private lessons, decided to develop her skills independently, and was soon representing her school in English speech contests.

Burke Scarbrough

Burke Scarbrough

After graduating from Teachers College at Columbia University, Burke Scarbrough figured he’d get his feet wet, like any new grad, with a teaching job. His full-time teaching gig became more than just that. Scarbrough was given an opportunity of a lifetime to start a new school in New York City.