Nina D. Sánchez

Guest Blogger

Regional Lead of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness, Teach for America

Chicago, Illinois

Nina D. Sánchez has dedicated her career to ensuring that first-generation and underrepresented students have the support they need to get to and through college. She began her work in direct service to students and subsequently moved into roles designing, implementing and scaling effective programs aimed at dramatically increasing the number of students who persist through college.

In her work with Teach for America, Nina serves as both the director of culture and the regional lead of diversity, equity and inclusiveness. She engages in the strategic planning, design and execution of leadership development programming for the organization.

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Posted Sep. 1, 2017

As Black and Brown Educators, We’re Coming Together to Support DACA and the American Dream

“The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources, because it was nourished by so many cultures and…

By Nina D. Sánchez, Halleemah Nash, D. Nigel Green

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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