When you believe that teaching is a call to action—that your unique background, experiences and skills can change lives—you have the ability to transform lives around you.
This Pride Month, help us honor teachers in the LGBTQIA+ community and their stories. Learn from Maria Kennedy, M. Scott Tatum and Joseph Schmidt, whose inspiring journeys are helping create a more diverse and inclusive teaching force nationwide.
Make History Every Day
Maria has received a Fulbright, is a Teach for America fellow, heads up the History department at her school and still makes time to share coffee with her wife, Lis. For Pride Month, Maria digs into some of the significance of being part of the LGBTQIA+ community in and out of the classroom.
Get to Work
For cynics, teaching can reignite a fire that each of us has the power to change the lives of others. Today, teachers balance authenticity with tactics and help their students be more accepting when they leave the classroom than when they entered it.
Find Your Light
"Through my experiences in education, I finally feel like I can truly be myself, and know that in the coming year when I am openly gay in my classroom, I will create an all-inclusive space that generates kind, generous and compassionate leaders of our country."