Arelys Alcozer

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School and District Success Manager, Summit Learning

Chicago, Illinois

Arelys Alcozer is a school and district success manager at Summit Learning where she supports school leaders and teachers with their implementation of the program. She has over a decade of experience in education and a master’s degree in teaching with a focus on bilingual education. Arelys has taught third to sixth grade in her hometown—Chicago, Illinois. Her interest in education was sparked by reading Jonathan Kozol’s “Savage Inequalities” in high school, and she hasn’t looked back since. Arelys started her teaching career at the same school she attended as a child and many of her former teachers became her colleagues.

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Posted Sep. 24, 2019

I’m Latina, and That Matters for My Students

I sat in my third grade classroom staring at the board with panic in my chest. I was worried that…

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Posted Jan. 25, 2021

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

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