Casey M. Bethel

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Atlanta, Georgia

Casey M. Bethel is the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year and a 2017 Life-Changer of the Year Finalist. He speaks nationally on topics including teacher recruitment and retention, diversifying the teaching population and school discipline reform. He is a passionate educator, and accomplished scientist and a mentor to students of all ages. Prior to teaching he earned a master’s degree in plant genetics and conducted experimental research at The University of Georgia.

Fourteen years ago, in search of greater fulfillment, he switched to teaching high school biology and physics. He now coordinates teacher professional development and STEM outreach programs through The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at The Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Posted July 27, 2018

I Was Lucky to Attend a ‘Good’ School, But What About the Kids Who Don’t

Let me tell you a tale of two schools. As the Georgia Teacher of the Year, I visit countless schools…

By Casey M. Bethel

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Posted Apr. 4, 2018

It’s Been 64 Years and We’re Still Working to Desegregate Schools

The recent passing of Linda Brown gives occasion to evaluate her legacy and to acknowledge her family’s contribution to the…

By Casey M. Bethel

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Posted Dec. 5, 2018

What Oklahoma Teachers Can Learn From the Montgomery Bus Boycott

On this day in Montgomery, Alabama, 63 years ago, Black people strategically rebelled against one of White supremacy’s ‘systems.’ That day, Black folks got into…

By Nehemiah Frank

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Posted Nov. 29, 2018

I’m a DACA Recipient and a First-Generation College Graduate and I’m Nervous About What’s Next

It’s a day I’ll never forget: September 5, 2017, the first day of my senior year at NYU. It was the day the Trump administration…

By Mayra Gonzalez Menjivar

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Posted Nov. 30, 2018

If We Want to Retain and Recruit Teachers, We Have to Walk It Like We Talk It

I have attended a lot of educator conferences this year. A common theme I heard over and over again is the challenge of teacher shortages.…

By Kelisa Wing

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