Shontoria Walker teaches eighth grade English Language Arts at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston, Texas. She is a Teach Plus Texas Teaching Policy Fellow.

For Black Teachers It’s About More Than Just Academics

by Shontoria Walker

As we celebrate Black History Month and pay homage to our milestones, I reflect on my time inside the classroom. As an African-American woman my...


I believe all children can learn and achieve.
I believe we owe it to them to provide supportive learning opportunities and the chance to go to college.