Elissa Good Smith

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Teacher, Lyndonville Central School

Medina, New York

Elissa Good Smith teaches Spanish, communication and coordinates AVID at Lyndonville Central School. She is a doctoral candidate at Niagara University, and a New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves.

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Posted Feb. 12, 2016

It Wasn’t Until I Got Laid Off That I Realized How Much I Loved Teaching

There are teachers who command a room. There are those who make teaching look easy with their seemingly effortless classroom…

By Elissa Good Smith

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Posted Dec. 8, 2017

Teachers Are Ready to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline But They Need the Trump Administration’s Help

2.6 million. That is the number of children suspended from U.S. public schools in one calendar year—2.6 million. That data, released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for…

By Lillian Lowery, Evan Stone

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

This Video of Denver DREAMers Challenged Me to Check My Privilege

Being the “Type A,” driven overachiever that I am, I tend to be a planner—often, to a fault. As the daughter of a Purdue grad,…

By Chyrise Harris

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

How Quincy Patterson Became Virginia Tech’s First Quarterback to Major in Engineering

If you follow Chicago’s high school football scene, you probably already know Quincy Patterson, the Solorio High School quarterback who drew lots of attention from…

By Maureen Kelleher

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