Sean Healy

Guest Blogger

Dean of Students, Baker College Prep

Chicago, Illinois

Sean Healy is dean of students at Baker College Prep and a Teach For America alum. Previously he taught high school English for five years, three of them at Baker.

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Posted May 4, 2018

I Almost Let My Own Issues Get in the Way of My Student Killing It at a Talent Show

From the jump of my educational career I’ve always identified with the troubled students, the outcasts and troublemakers. I gravitate…

By Sean Healy

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Posted May 4, 2018

It Takes a Good School Leader to Know When a Teacher Is Struggling

Last year I went from managing students in the classroom to managing adults. That shift was just as hard as…

By Sean Healy

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Posted May 1, 2017

We Don’t Need Another Batman, We Need Educators Who Are in It for the Long Haul

My favorite superhero—Batman—is a failure. And if young educators take Batman as our role model, we’re likely to fail, too.…

By Sean Healy

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Posted Dec. 2, 2016

I Did Everything I Could to Reach This Student But I Still Lost Him to the Streets

Three years ago this September, Marquise* walked in on the opening day of school at Baker College Prep and carried…

By Sean Healy

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Posted May 13, 2019

It Cost Nearly $250K to Teach My Son to Read. Here’s How to Do Better for Less.

My formerly illiterate fourth-grade son is now an eighth-grader at The Windward School for Children with Dyslexia, where he learned to read. Next year, he…

By Debbie Meyer

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Posted May 15, 2019

I Have Stage IV Lung Cancer But I Couldn’t Imagine Not Being in the Classroom

I always thought I’d be a professional baseball player. It was everything that ever mattered to me—even if I couldn’t play, I knew I wanted…

By Stephen Huff

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Posted May 15, 2019

How My Charter School Helped Me Get a Diploma, Job and Start College After Incarceration

I’m 36 years old. For roughly 15 years of my life, I struggled with an addiction to meth. My addiction throughout those years had several…

By Joshua Michael Baker

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