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…

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