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Meet Principal Jasmia Fowler: ‘If Not You, Then Who?’

November 6, 2018

There is a mantra that Jasmia Fowler, new Principal at Ánimo College Preparatory Academy, lives by: ‘If not you, then who? If not now, then when?’

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Language

Why You Can’t Just Teach Language With Worksheets

October 30, 2018

“My focus has been to have the students look at Spanish as a tool, an advantage, and an academic subject, instead of a class they have to take for a grade or a language they only speak at home with their families,” said Borlant-Guertler, Spanish teacher at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School

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Seahawk

Seattle Seahawk Tyler Lockett Visits Destiny Middle School

October 26, 2018

This month, students at Destiny Middle School got a surprise visit from Seattle Seahawks star Tyler Lockett.

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Alumni

Keeping Students in College: Why Alumni Champions Are Vital

October 24, 2018

Our students are often the first in their families to attend college, and this added pressure alongside the difficulty of adjusting to the academic and social challenges of college life can be overwhelming for even the most resilient student.

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soleo

Chad Soleo Appointed Interim CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National

October 15, 2018

As Green Dot Public Schools National continues its search for a new Chief Executive, the National Board of Directors voted this week to appoint Chad Soleo as Interim CEO effective November 1, 2018.

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Principal

Green Dot Celebrates National Principals’ Month

October 8, 2018

At Green Dot we know that all great schools have a great leader at the helm. Families trust them with their student’s well-being and their academic journeys.

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Marco Petruzzi

Green Dot Public Schools CEO to Step Down after 12 Years

September 13, 2018

After 12 years of service, Green Dot Public Schools National Chief Executive Officer Marco Petruzzi says farewell and reflects on his journey with the organization.

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leader

Strong Leaders Take the Helm at Green Dot Schools Across the Country

August 28, 2018

As we begin a new school year, Green Dot is proud to introduce a number of new school leaders. While not all are new faces at their schools, they are all new to the helm.

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RVLA HS

Meet Some of the Founding Faces of Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School

July 23, 2018

Last year, Green Dot Public Schools opened the middle school grades for Rainier Valley Leadership Academy, and now we are excited to announce the opening of Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School (RVLA HS) this fall!

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Locke

Q&A: Meet Youth of the Year Award Winner Talisha Skinner

June 19, 2018

We sat down with Talisha Skinner, a senior at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. We spoke with her about what makes Locke special, her future, and what it means to be a Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year honoree.

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connects

How This Math Teacher Connects the Dots for Her Students

June 7, 2018

“It never fails, every time I tell someone that I’m a math teacher they say ‘oh my god, I hated math when I was in school,’” chuckled Elizabeth Marin, math teacher at Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School. Though she’s aware that not every student will leave her class in love with math, her goal is to ensure that all her students can confidently engage it.

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Warrior

Full Scholarship Alert! An Ánimo Watts Warrior Becomes a USC Trojan

June 4, 2018

“I will never forget the day the acceptance package came. In that moment, I was overcome with relief, empowerment, and tremendous gratitude just knowing all those difficult days and long nights were not in vain.” Ánimo Watts senior Jacqueline Martinez shares her story of getting a full ride to USC.

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