Humans of Green Dot

Educators

Brand New Teachers Reflect on First Semester in the Classroom

January 2, 2018

With the end of the first semester under our belt, we checked in with some of our teachers from this year’s Adelante cohort to reflect on their time in the classroom so far.

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Memphis

Why This Assistant Principal is Making Memphis Her Home

December 21, 2017

Damika Pichon is someone we like to call a “Dotter for life,” having been a dedicated Green Dot [LINK] teacher and educator for more than a decade now. But it’s the story behind those ten years that is truly remarkable, demonstrating her profound commitment to the success of our students and the realization of the Green Dot mission.

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kara

Meet A Green Dot Educator: Kara Hayes

December 13, 2017

Meet Kara Hayes, a Special Education teacher at Destiny Middle School in Tacoma WA, and an exceptional Green Dot educator.

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college

Green Dot Alumnus ‘Never Thought About College’ Now Excelling at Georgetown

October 30, 2017

Despite the rigorous college preparatory curriculum he experienced at AJR, Gomez couldn’t imagine himself in college, let alone fathom he’d be studying international politics at a top-flight school like Georgetown University.

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journey

‘Are There Many Books in LA?’: Locke Student Recalls Her Journey to the United States

September 19, 2017

In a time of national immigration discourse framed predominantly around policy, Lily’s story reminds us to consider the human experience of leaving home.

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Quinteros

Assembly member Gipson Honors Ánimo Watts Teacher

June 13, 2017

Assemblymember Mike Gipson honored Ánimo Watts teacher Lesley Quinteros for her commitment to her community and her students.

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Jeramiah Winston

Inglewood to Stanford: a Green Dot Alumnus Makes His Way

June 7, 2017

As he walked through the ivory columns of one of California’s most distinguished academic institution, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumnus and valedictorian Jeramiah Winston asked himself, “Do I belong here?”

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Tiana Diggs

Tiana Diggs: The Fulfillment of a Promise

May 9, 2017

I was a first year teacher with Green Dot, and at my very first All Green Dot Day I remember feeling so lost and overwhelmed with all I had to do to prepare for my students. Today, I am not only a Physical Sciences teacher, but also a Demo Classroom teacher, an Instructional Leadership teacher, a Professional Development Leader, and a New Mentor teacher. Through these roles I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring teachers from across the Green Dot network.

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Heroes in Education

Five Green Dot Teachers Honored as Heroes of Education

May 3, 2017

This spring Los Angeles Unified School District District 7 Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic honored educators from over 150 schools in his district at the Heroes in Education Award Ceremony. These educators were honored for their achievements in creating opportunities for student success, and making their schools and communities a better place for the families they serve.

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Teen Adventure Challenge

Adventures Outside the Classroom: Green Dot Teens Are Up to the Challenge

April 13, 2017

This spring eight teams of Green Dot students and school staff conquered a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that tested their endurance, strength and teamwork.

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reimagining rigor

Reimagining Rigor through the Arts at Ánimo Venice

April 6, 2017

Art is more than a series of classes at Ánimo Venice, it is a program that offers a gateway to the human experience, an opportunity for authentic learning to teach students about themselves in relationship to the world around them.

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Golden Dot Awards

And the Fifth Annual Golden Dot Award Winners Are…

March 27, 2017

The Golden Dot Awards highlighted educators and staff who demonstrate exceptional teaching, school leadership and support for our schools.

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