Shamile Childs

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Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Shamile Childs is an educator and aspiring school leader with seven years of teaching experience. Currently, Shamile serves as an intern at Colander-Chavis Educational Consulting firm and she is also continuing her charge in education as a second grade teacher at the BASA campus of Betty Shabazz International Charter School Network in Chicago, Illinois.

Shamile began her teaching career as a substitute teacher at her graduating Elementary School—Betty Shabazz International Charter School—and was inspired to elevate her role in teaching by joining TFA NorthEast Ohio in 2014. She earned her master’s in educational leadership at the University of West Florida and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Florida Memorial University.

Shamile is a first-generation college graduate. She has led 26 fifth grade students to become published authors of their very own class book titled, “When You See Me.”

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Posted Aug. 26, 2020

3 Questions Every Educator Should Ask to Prepare for School This Year

There are some things we understand much better today than we did four months ago. Leading school districts and schools…

By Shamile Childs, Jacqueline Chavis

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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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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