Kelisa Wing

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Fort Benning, Georgia

Kelisa Wing is an assistant principal at West Point Elementary School in West Point, New York, and a former secondary English teacher. She is the 2017 DoDEA State Teacher of the Year, and a 2016 Association of Supervision, Curriculum, and Development (ASCD) Emerging Leader.

She created a non-profit organization called #Squad Up for Education, Inc., to empower parents, students, and educators to commit to become partners in education. The goal is to never allow any child to fail by setting goals, developing a road map for future success, and working with the community to realize students’ dreams. She believes that all students have the capacity to learn as long as we believe in their ability. She is the author of, “Weeds & Seeds: How To Stay Positive in the Midst of Life’s Storms” and is in the process of writing her latest book on the school-to-prison pipeline.

Kelisa holds a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Maryland University College, a master of arts in secondary education, and an educational specialist degree with a concentration in curriculum, instruction and educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled at Walden University in the doctor of education program.

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Posted July 13, 2018

Great Teachers Turn Life’s Challenges Into Lessons and Inspiration for Others

As teacher leaders, we go out and we inspire; we fight; we motivate, and we do it because we love…

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Posted May 15, 2018

Depression Is Real and It’s Impacting Students and Teachers

“If you had a superpower, what would it be?” I was asked this recently, as we opened up a school…

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Posted Feb. 22, 2018

This Black History Month Teach Your Students About African-Americans in the Military

To be a leader means you’re always prepared for the inevitable battle that is to come. Every Black History Month,…

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Posted Jan. 19, 2018

You Can Keep Your School Choice Debate. I’m Choosing the Best Option for My Child.

Growing up, I was TPS (Toledo Public Schools) proud! I have been a staunch advocate for public schools throughout my…

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Posted Nov. 20, 2017

Once You’ve Got a Seat at the Table, You Need to Have the Tough Conversations

During my time in school, I only had two Black teachers and they were both female, one in the fifth…

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Posted Oct. 16, 2017

Being an Assistant Principal Has Taught Me a Lot About Leadership

I have crossed over to the “dark side.” I am now an assistant principal. Although I transitioned from a teacher…

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Posted Aug. 31, 2017

First-Generation Immigrants Like Mari Are Called DREAMers for a Reason

Marisol, Mari for short, is a true dreamer. One of my best friends, Mari, is a first-generation immigrant to the…

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Posted Aug. 10, 2017

To All of the Educators, Love Not Money Will Close the Gap

I grew up in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Toledo, Ohio. During my time in middle school, we did…

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Posted May 8, 2017

Teachers of the Year Sang ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at the White House and It Was Everything

“I want every child to be visible,” Jessica Solano, 2017 Florida Teacher of the Year, told me when the State…

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If You’re Not Going to Teach Our Kids to Read, Then We’re Taking Your Ass to Court

Outrage: Kids Can’t Read, America It took the kid about 5 minutes to read one sentence. He struggled to pronounce the easiest words. I was…

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My Mom Went to War to Get Me Into a School That Believes a Kid With Autism Kid Can Thrive

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