Kimberly Oliver-Burnim

Classroom Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery County, Maryland

Kimberly Oliver-Burnim is a classroom teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, and was named National Teacher of the Year in 2006. Ms. Oliver graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University (Hampton, VA) in 1998 with a degree in English Arts. She later attended Wilmington College (Wilmington, DE) and received a Masters in Elementary Education in January 2000.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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