Lesley Hagelgans

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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

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 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?”…

By Brett Bigham

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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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