Lesley Hagelgans

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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 Aug. 12, 2019

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

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Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

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