Photo credit: Cesar Chavez for Public Policy - Parkside Middle PCS
Tiffany Solomon, an 8th grade history teacher, believes that teaching at public charter schools in the District of Columbia introduces educators to more opportunities to meet and grow with students and families from neighborhoods all across the city. At Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Chavez Prep Middle (Chavez Prep Middle), Tiffany enjoys the opportunities to grow as a teacher by learning from other professionals. She has learned how to teach and manage students affected by trauma, strategies for building literacy across content areas, and effective classroom management and organization strategies.
Chavez Prep Middle partners content area teachers with expert coaches, who provide weekly feedback, best practices, and pedagogical knowledge. This support goes hand in hand with Tiffany’s relationship with her students. She notes, "[Students] know that they can trust me with their learning, so they are more engaged."