Allie Donahue

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Playwright

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allie Donahue worked as a high school English teacher for English-language learners at a public school in Providence, Rhode Island through Teach For America. An essay about Allie’s first year teaching was published in the July 2019 issue of English Journal.

She is a 2016 graduate of Whitman College and has published in “The Oregonian” and Portland’s alternative newspaper, “Willamette Week.” Her play, “Ranger,” was performed in New York by “Love Creek Productions” in 2017. Allie is currently pursuing a master’s degree in dramatic writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Posted Aug. 21, 2019

It’s OK, You Can Teach For America

In 2013, Sandra Korn, then a senior at Harvard and a contributor to the student newspaper The Crimson, wrote an…

By Allie Donahue

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that…

By Jorge Santos

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Today Should Have Been Our First Day of School

For 14 years I have taught math at the same high school. The entirety of my career—three thousand students, eighty classes, 13 preps, five rooms,…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

White Teachers, Our Whiteness Is Getting in Our Way

Since the murder of George Floyd, teacher leaders across America have sought to prove the necessity of antiracism in public education. And rightly so: from…

By Tate Aldrich

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