Lesley Hagelgans

lesley

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Marshall Public Schools

Marshall, Michigan

Lesley Hagelgans is an eighth-grade language arts teacher and yearbook advisor in her 15th year with Marshall Middle School.

She has participated in nearly every committee her district has offered and now serves on her district’s learning design model leadership team, evaluation committee and language arts committee, and as public relations chairperson for her local Education Association. Hagelgans has a bachelor’s in secondary education and a master’s degree in educational professional development from Western Michigan University.

In her ʺspareʺ time Lesley raises two kids, lends her time to VIVA (for the past 5 years), and cultivates The IF Project to improve student achievement in her school through intervention focus.

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Posted Dec. 8, 2015
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Here’s What I Tell Young People Who Want to Go Into Teaching

Being in the classroom for 15 years and being a teacher leader for the past five, young people looking for…

By Lesley Hagelgans

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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