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Three educators, one opening day

UFT-initiated programs help get year off on strong note

Meet the educators

Allison Brown, community school director Community Learning Schools

Allison Brown, community school directorJonathan Fickies

Allison Brown’s job is to help coordinate the school’s access to resources and partnerships that address our students’ needs. She got the ball rolling on opening day.

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Steve Burrell, school counselor and chapter leader PROSE

Steve Burrell, school counselor and chapter leaderMaria Bastone

For school counselor Steve Burrell, the first day was all about program changes and updating programs. Trying to balance the focus on academics, Bedford Academy HS staff will use the PROSE program to make school more fun by creating clubs and activities.

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Larissa Loua, 2nd-grade ICT teacher Positive Learning Collaborative

Larissa Loua, 2nd-grade ICT teacher

It was Larissa Loua’s first year in an integrated co-teaching classroom. On opening day, she led a restorative circle to help her students build community and learn how to trust each other — key elements of a Positive Learning Collaborative school.

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