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Six Schools in Seven Years: Where One Black Male Teacher Found the Right Fit

By Jaclyn Borowski — September 29, 2021 4:28

Patrick Harris, a black male teacher working in suburban Detroit, kept searching for a school where he could be fully himself, where all the parts of him – black, queer, human – could be seen and appreciated. In his seventh year of teaching, he’s finally found that place and is returning to a school for the first time. Here he explains the value in teaching at a school that fits your needs, and the benefits that holds for not only himself, but also his colleagues and students.

Jaclyn Borowski is the visuals editor for Education Week leading video and photo initiatives.

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