Amanda is the Director of Scholar Development at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School. She coordinates career days, college visits, mentor programs, and meets with every one of her 8th graders’ families to help plan for their daughter’s high school future and beyond. In this episode, we talk about first-time teaching experiences, urban education, race, secondary trauma, teacher retention, and the complicated lottery system for Baltimore City high school placements.
Lillie May Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LMCJS/
Places to donate and volunteer in Baltimore (from Amanda’s blog): https://writingamandy.com/2018/07/06/paint-baltimore-kind/
Andy and I met in a knife-sales training class. Then he went on to become an Orioles tour guide, hotel concierge, whoopie pie salesman, comedian, casting producer, and eventually, his dream job: special education teacher (working mostly with children who have autism) and DIR/Floortime Provider. Listen to find out how he found his career during one of the most difficult times in his life.
Anna is the founder and CEO of Outgrowth Today. She is an experiential education expert and die-hard advocate for immersive travel with experience traveling & working in over 25 countries.
She's also one of the most optimistic and hard working people I know.
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