Illustration of diverse women
Lifting Women Leaders and Mentors in the Classroom
For these educators, Women's History Month is a chance to reflect on the women who have led, inspired, mentored and challenged generations past and present.
For these educators, Women's History Month is a chance to reflect on the women who have led, inspired, mentored and challenged generations past and present.

Her Blueprint

Students find blueprints for their own lives in their teachers. When we highlight women’s achievements—scientists, musicians, health professionals, education leaders and politicians—we expand the possibilities for all young people. In models and mentors, students find themselves and rise.

Someday history may fully tell herstory. Until then, Asha Moore, Lauren Danner, Christelle Tambwe, Pamela Stoot, Krystle DunnNancy Bernardino and Zulma Perez-Estrella guide the way.

Asha Moore and students

Women's Leadership is a Family Tradition

Asha Moore and students

Asha Moore is carrying a torch—one handed to her from her aunt Barbara Vickers, a foot soldier in the civil rights movement. Asha now lights the path for others, serving as Dean of Students at the Academy for Integrated Arts, an arts-focused Kansas City charter school, and as a TEACH Kansas City ambassador.

Inspiring Girls to See Themselves as Scientists

Lauren Danner

For Connecticut teacher Lauren Danner, the path to teaching wasn’t straight. After a fulfilling career start as a research scientist, she ultimately found the impact she sought in the classroom, where she inspires future scientists, doctors and astronauts.

Lauren Danner
teacher stands between two students

Building Student Success Through Authentic Relationships

teacher stands between two students

Christelle Tambwe escaped genocide and overcame great odds as a refugee in America. Now a member of Houston’s Teach for America corps, Christelle fuels student achievement through lived experience and authentic relationships.

What Herstory Looks Like in the Classroom

It's true that sheroes inspire young women. In fact, they lift the whole community.

Pamela Stoot

A Musician Plays It Forward

Pamela Stoot

Pamela Stoot has been a musician and performer since elementary school. She found her fulfilling career in music as a Houston educator. Remembering the joy she felt as a student in music classes, she now ignites that same light in students.

Learn. Teach. Solve World Problems. Repeat.

Krystle Dunn with students

At Alief International Academy in Houston, science teacher Krystle Dunn combines lifelong science learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration to train the next generation of problem solvers.

Krystle Dunn with students
Nancy Bernardino

Mentoring Students and Staff

Nancy Bernardino

Mentorship can change lives—and this is true for children as young as five years old. Just ask Nancy Bernardino, founder and principal of Solar Prep Academy for Girls is Dallas. Nancy now leads her students and staff to reach higher every day.

Social Change through STEM

Zulma Perez-Estrella

Zulma Perez-Estrella discovered her passion for teaching while developing interactive science, math and health curricula for Girls Inc. As a public health educator and medical student, she developed a desire to make STEM education accessible to underrepresented and immigrant youth.

Zulma Perez-Estrella

Women Leaders Welcome Here

TEACH.org lights the way in women’s leadership. Check out just a few of the past and present wins for women.

Are You Ready to Lead a Classroom?