Vanessa Bell

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San Diego, California

Vanessa Bell is the founder of De Su Mama and a Latina mom to multiracial children. Through the exploration of personal identity and the documentation of family legacy, she hopes to share the joys, challenges and unique perspective of multiracial motherhood.

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Posted July 21, 2017

I’m the Crazy Mom Teachers Dread, But This One Won My Heart

I won’t forget the first day my son walked into his pre-K classroom in the fall of 2016. Filled with…

By Vanessa Bell

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 26, 2021

We All Hate Professional Development, But Some of Y’all Need It

Teachers enjoy the summer break, too. However, depending on when school gets out, summer vacation may be winding down already. If that is the case…

By Andrew Pillow

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