Andre Benito Mountain

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Principal

Atlanta, Georgia

Andre Benito Mountain is an elementary principal in the metro-Atlanta area and founder of Def-Education Consulting LLC. He is also the founder of Def-ED Clothing and the author of “The Mountain Principles” (2018) and The Brilliance Beneath (2016). His forthcoming book is “Principals Don’t Walk on Water: They Walk Through It” (2019).

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Posted Dec. 9, 2019

Want More Student Activism? Be Ready to Listen.

The weeks preceding the holidays are busy for any school principal. There are evaluations to be completed and parent events…

By Andre Benito Mountain

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Posted Feb. 11, 2020

Real Reformers Keep Pushing for Better Outcomes Even When There Are No Easy Answers

A few nights ago the CEO for Baltimore Public Schools joined my colleagues on the 8 Black Hands podcast to discuss her efforts to improve…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Feb. 13, 2020

My Daughter Has Autism and She Isn’t Just Learning Black History, She’s Ready to Teach It

Almost everyone in my family is a quick talker and quick answer-er. In fact, we hardly ever have a family discussion where people can complete…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 10, 2020

When Cops Outweigh Counselors, Schools Set Students Up to Fail

Black Lives Matter. This statement has sparked inspiration, fear and anger across this nation, but this has always been the message that Black people in…

By Kelisa Wing

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