Kim Gaddy

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Newark, New Jersey

Kim Gaddy proudly serves as the environmental justice organizer with Clean Water Action of New Jersey, which is a leading advocacy group for environmental issues.

She is a member of First Baptist Church of Nutley, New Jersey. She also serves as state president of the International Black Women’s Congress of New Jersey and is the founder of the Urban Environmental Institute’s Leadership Training Program. In addition, she served as president of Weequahic High and Harriet Tubman Elementary Schools Parent Teachers Association and previously served as vice president of the Newark Legacy Charter Parents Circle.

She is the proud mom of Sonny, Frankie Mo’Nay and Julian.

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Posted Mar. 10, 2016

This Mom Isn’t Wavering in Her Support of Newark Public Schools

I love Newark. I love Newark’s public schools. My loyalties run very deep for our great city and for our…

By Kim Gaddy

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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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