Angela Campbell

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Polytechnic Senior High School

Los Angeles, California

Angela Campbell teaches chemistry, AP chemistry, honors physics and advanced biology at Polytechnic Senior High School, which is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Angela is National Board Certified and was a 2013 semifinalist for TNTP’s Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Teaching.

She is currently serving as a science fellow for her district and is also the department chairperson at her school. Angela attended Stanford University and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in human biology and education.

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Posted June 2, 2015

The Chemistry of Student Success

The “belief gap” is about the difference between what society thinks minority students are capable of achieving, and what they…

By Angela Campbell

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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