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First and foremost, I am a teacher. 

My professional licensure is in Adolescent & Young Adult, English Language Arts (ELA). I received my M.Ed. from Antioch University. Typically, I work with students between the ages of 14-18.

I've also taught Video Production, Ethics & Morality, and for one short season I was also Franklinton High School's boxing coach. 

In certain areas, schools serve as the only safe place in a young person's life. But we can't protect them all the time. In this video Ty'Shanae talks about the murder of her 16-year-old cousin, Ty'Sean. The experience of losing a student is devastating. However, as we mourned together as a small school there was also something extraordinary about it. As a tribe, we sat together in our gymnasium the morning after it happened, sharing stories about him, crying together, occasionally laughing together -- adults and children of vastly different backgrounds. It was a moment of human connection I feel so fortunate to have experienced. And hope I never have to experience again.  

Mr. Turtle

Mondokio International News

Mondokio International News -- "multiple perspectives on the same news topic."

Mondokio was an educational resource that allowed high school students to consider multiple perspectives on the same news topic. My idea for this project was to provide a framework for young people to discuss international events with their counterparts from different corners of the world.  

This was 10 years ago.

Imagine Mondokio today with A.I. technology ...  

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