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 Oct. 23, 2020

The Presidential Election Ain’t the Only Thing We Have to Worry About, We Must #VoteLocal

Alright, Black people—let’s push past Ice Cube’s meeting with Trump and 50 Cent’s declaration supporting his reelection. Yes we love hot tea and messiness from…

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Posted Oct. 30, 2020

School Boards Have Too Much Power They Aren’t Using to Fix Education

Considered me triggered. Again. This past Sunday my 8 Black Hands crew did a show on the missing importance of school boards, and then this article pops…

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Posted Oct. 30, 2020

With Remote Learning, The Issues Go Deeper Than Lack of Internet

Right now—literally, as I’m sitting here typing—I’m watching my friend toggle between distance learning with her son and responding to work emails. It’s the most…

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