Scholar Story | Stacy

Stacy, 2015 Stacy's story is part of a project entitled “Scholar Stories.” Please see this project’s portfolio page for more details and additional stories in this series. “Stacy, finish your food!” her dad exclaims in Cantonese, the dominant tongue in this North Side Chicago household of Asian diaspora elders and first-generation American offspring. Stacy’s story begins far…

Story Listening

Stories make strategies and policies personal. The experiences and circumstances of real people serve to humanize contentious political discourse and give weight to larger trends. I’m passionate about crafting similar narratives and learning experiences, sharing these opportunities for growth and understanding, and contributing to lasting change in our world. My voice is an amplifier; I look forward to handing others the mic.

Standards Deviation

Yesterday, a class of my students repeating Earth Science took the January Regents in our subject. The Regents are summative state tests, and high school graduation in NY state is contingent upon passage of at least five of these exams (1 math, 1 english, 1 science, and Global and US Histories). If past performance gives…