Alisha Smith

Guest Blogger

Dean of Culture

Lincoln, Rhode Island

Alisha Smith graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from Western Governors University with a master’s degree in educational leadership. After a short time working in the social services arena, she began teaching and immediately knew education was the place for her. Alisha taught in Florida and Texas for a total of 7 years before joining the Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) team in 2014. She is currently the dean of culture for BVP’s Elementary School 3.

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Posted Dec. 21, 2016

VIDEO: Turns Out Everything I Thought About Public Charter Schools Was Wrong

When I interviewed for a position with Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) in Rhode Island almost three years ago, my perception…

By Alisha Smith

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Posted June 19, 2018

I Didn’t Want to Go to KIPP But Now I’m in College and I Totally Get It

It’s 5:45 a.m. on a Monday in mid-August. The year is 2006 and my mom is rapping on my bedroom door. “Julien! Time to get…

By Julien Broomfield

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Posted June 19, 2018

Teachers Shouldn’t Have to Wait Until Summer to Get Professional Development

The end of the school year is always my favorite time. With standardized assessments finished, it’s my time to finally breathe, slow down to reflect…

By Brian Lane Stanley

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Posted June 18, 2018

School Shootings Aren’t the Only Things School Police Officers Need to Train For

In light of recent school shootings, one of the proposed solutions has been to put more school police officers in schools. In the last 30…

By Zachary Wright 

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