Yvonne Glenn of Chicago begins every morning with an optimistic attitude and a smile on her face. Her source of inspiration has never changed. “It’s the kids. They deserve great teachers.”
CICS Bucktown’s emphasis on social-emotional learning was placed in the national spotlight when NBC’s TODAY Show visited the Summit Learning partner school in Chicago and showed how prioritizing student-teacher relationships helps the school thrive.
Chrysantha Norwood, a 6th-grade teacher at Distinctive College Prep-Harper Woods in Harper Woods, Mich., uses books written by African-American authors to teach her students about the past and inspire them about their future.