Lesley Hagelgans

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Marshall Public Schools

Marshall, Michigan

Lesley Hagelgans is an eighth-grade language arts teacher and yearbook advisor in her 15th year with Marshall Middle School.

She has participated in nearly every committee her district has offered and now serves on her district’s learning design model leadership team, evaluation committee and language arts committee, and as public relations chairperson for her local Education Association. Hagelgans has a bachelor’s in secondary education and a master’s degree in educational professional development from Western Michigan University.

In her ʺspareʺ time Lesley raises two kids, lends her time to VIVA (for the past 5 years), and cultivates The IF Project to improve student achievement in her school through intervention focus.

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Posted Dec. 8, 2015

Here’s What I Tell Young People Who Want to Go Into Teaching

Being in the classroom for 15 years and being a teacher leader for the past five, young people looking for…

By Lesley Hagelgans

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 20, 2021

This Is Our Window of Opportunity to Create a Diverse Teacher Workforce

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Posted July 21, 2021

Counterstorytelling Is at the Heart of Anti-Racist Teaching

Counterstorytellling is so much more than just a tenant of critical race theory. It is at the heart of what we do as antiracist teachers.…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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