Melissa Bagneris

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Kenner, Louisiana

Melissa Bagneris is a kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary STEM School in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana where she is an active member of the school-wide positive behavior initiative system. She has been a participant teacher, as well as a lead teacher, in both the TAP and KAP summer readiness programs, and previously served as a remediation teacher for kindergarten through second grade at Ossun Elementary in Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned her bachelor’s degree and state certification in early childhood education from the University of Louisiana.

Melissa was voted 2020 Teacher of the Year at Washington Elementary STEM School, where she will begin her 12th academic year in August.

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Posted July 9, 2019

Six Ways Parents Can Help Kids Learn Over the Summer Break

Summer is not just a two-month countdown to sending the kids back to school. You only get 18 summers total…

By Melissa Bagneris

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Posted July 1, 2019
Black woman sitting outside in the sun.

Six Things Every Teacher Should Make Time for This Summer

Summer has begun and another academic year has officially ended…or as we exhausted educators like to say, “Tag parents! You’re…

By Melissa Bagneris

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Posted Dec. 4, 2020

Higher Education Is the New Poverty Pimp

I’ve been wanting to get this off my chest for a while and here it is—higher education is the new poverty pimp in Black communities…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

It’s Not a Discipline Problem, You’re Just Not Engaging Your Students

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor classroom management aren’t strong instructional. I would never assume…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Dec. 1, 2020

Why I Gave My Son Permission to Drop Out of High School

We see a child in a maple treeWe’re watching him climb,You and I.You say, “Come down,You’ll hurt yourself!”I say, “Go upYou’re touching the sky!” –…

By Alina Adams

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