Know Your History, Claim Your Humanity

Christian Starling at the podium
Christian Starling at the podium

High school humanities teacher Christian Starling opened┬áthis year’s Black History Month assembly with a welcome speech that reflected on the special importance of studying history for an oppressed people. A Harvard graduate, Mr. Starling joined the CCSC faculty this year. His speech drove home how fortunate we are to have him at CCSC. The full speech is here: Continue reading “Know Your History, Claim Your Humanity”

Why I Teach: Mandy Henry

Mandy Henry with students
Mandy Henry with students

Middle school humanities teacher Mandy Henry is the next in our “Why I Teach” series. Like many of her CCSC colleagues, Ms. Henry brings a deep commitment to social justice to her classroom, a commitment sharpened by working in a New York school district, where the “stark contrasts” of resources and expectations between two schools in the same neighborhood stoked her passion for her profession. Continue reading “Why I Teach: Mandy Henry”

Why I Teach: Tabitha Schober

Ms. Schober gets into the spirit of "Pi Day" on March 14.
Ms. Schober gets into the spirit of “Pi Day” on March 14.

It almost goes without saying that CCSC teachers share a strong commitment to social justice, to closing the “opportunity gap” in America by providing their students with a first-rate public education. Here, in the second in our series of Why I Teach posts, math teacher Tabitha Schober writes about her commitment to being “an agent of social change.” Continue reading “Why I Teach: Tabitha Schober”