Michelle Velez is a 3rd grade teacher in her sixth year at Jose De Diego Academy. She was a 2017-18 Teach Plus Change Agent and shares how her principal, Dr. Jacki Menoni, encouraged her to take on a leadership role within the school.
October is National Principal Appreciation Month! In honor of all the amazing Chicago principals out there, we asked a few teachers to share their stories about how their principal supports and inspires them. Read Ashley McCall's description of how her principal, Barton Dassinger, provides her with the space to take on leadership roles and advocate for social justice both inside and outside the classroom.
Principal Peter Auffant started his second year leading Mather High School a couple of weeks ago. With a passion for high school students, a background in finance and a knack for building strong community, Peter has hit the ground running in preparing for the new school year. If you’re wondering how he does it all, read below for a sneak peek into a day in the life.