Tynisha Jointer

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Tynisha Jointer, LCSW, ME.d, is a Chicago native and product of Chicago Public Schools. Jointer is passionate about educating all children, staff and school leaders around developing a holistic approach to support student achievement.

Jointer brings an array of experience and expertise having supported students on the ground as a school social worker (in both the charter and traditional public schools), experience working as a social worker in a behavioral health hospital as well as network and district level positions to make positive decisions to support students and staffs across Chicago Public Schools.

She recently participated in Education Posts’ focus groups, with more than 40 other African-American parents, students and teachers, to talk about the Black experience in America’s public schools. These conversations were released as a video series in Getting Real About Education: A Conversation With Black Parents, Teachers and Students.

RECENT POSTS

Posted Nov. 1, 2018

Our Students Need Every Educator to Speak Up to Ensure DeVos Hears Our Support for Restorative Justice

In my decade in Chicago Public Schools as a social worker and currently as a behavioral health specialist, I’ve learned…

By Tynisha Jointer

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Posted Feb. 5, 2018

The Office for Civil Rights Needs to Listen to Teachers Like Me on School Discipline

As a school-based social worker for over eight years, I know firsthand how punitive discipline practices impact students both in…

By Tynisha Jointer

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Posted Apr. 18, 2019

I Survived Columbine. Here Is What Got Me Through the Healing Process.

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Posted Apr. 17, 2019

20 Years After Columbine, I Still Have to Worry About My Students’ Safety

Before I left school yesterday, I looked at my classroom. Not to check and make sure the floor was clean, or to look for coats…

By Michelle Pearson

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Posted Apr. 12, 2019

How Educators Can Keep Their Kids Stress-Free and Learning

Trauma is a silent, but very prevalent problem in the classrooms of today. In fact, recent reports by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

By Jori Hamilton

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