Syeita Rhey-Fisher

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Teacher

Hartford, Connecticut

Syeita Rhey-Fisher is a third-grade teacher at Global Communications Academy in Hartford, Connecticut, and has recently completed a master’s in teacher leadership.

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Posted July 21, 2017

My Students Think That ‘Being an Author Isn’t Really for Black People’

Recently, I worked with a group of middle school students on an extended-day literary magazine publication. We discussed potential careers…

By Syeita Rhey-Fisher

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Posted June 10, 2015

They Mislabeled Me, But I Won’t Let That Happen to My Students

I initially hated the way I grew up but I have grown to appreciate the strength and perseverance my past…

By Syeita Rhey-Fisher

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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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