Xochitl Avellan

Guest Blogger

Director of the Administrator-in-Residence Program, Green Dot Public Schools

Los Angeles, California

Xochitl Avellan is currently director of the administrator-in-residence program at Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles. She has nearly two decades of experience in K-12 education and has held positions spanning from the classroom to school site administration.

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Posted Sep. 15, 2015

I Wanted Better Schools for Our Kids So Now I’m Helping Build Them

As I consider the recent efforts to deny children access to charter schools in states from Washington to Rhode Island, I think about…

By Xochitl Avellan

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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