John-David Bowman

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Mesa Public Schools

Scottsdale, Arizona

John-David Bowman is the 2015 Arizona State Teacher of the Year and a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. In addition to his role as a teacher in Mesa Public Schools, Bowman advocates for students and teachers of Arizona by giving speeches and writing.

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Posted Apr. 30, 2018

In Arizona, We Are Walking Out for Our Students

I love my profession. I love my colleagues. I love my students. But I have become so hurt by the…

By John-David Bowman

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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