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 Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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