Gabrielle Pike

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Instructional Coach, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Gabrielle Pike, M.Ed., has worked as an educator in Chicago for six years, first as a low incidence special educator and now as an instructional coach. She is a two-time Golden Apple Teacher of the Year nominee and an active member of the teacher-led non-profit Educators 4 Excellence where she contributes to policy and advocacy efforts.

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Posted Sep. 29, 2016

What We’re Saying When We Don’t Talk to Students About Violence in Chicago

Chicago students witness many different acts of violence in their local communities. In just the past year, there have been…

By Eliza Bryant, Gabrielle Pike

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Posted June 23, 2017

I Never Thought I’d Be Legally Allowed to Stay in This Country. Now I’m a Teacher.

I never thought I’d get here. I never thought I’d be legally allowed to stay in this country, be a college graduate or be a…

By Angelica Del Rio

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Posted June 23, 2017

This Mom Knows Oversized Classrooms and Overworked Teachers, She Didn’t Want That for Her Children

Where do you live, and what schools do your children attend? My family lives in Tacoma. My daughter attends Green Dot Destiny Middle School, and…

By Danielle Davies, Francesca McDaniel

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Posted June 21, 2017

Coffee Break: Kennan Scott on Cold Brew, Mad Scientists and Teaching STEM to Kids of Color

Kennan Scott teaches engineering at West Oakland Middle School in Oakland, California. Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a transit engineer, where he saw…

By Katelyn Silva

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