Growing up, Trisha’s elementary school teachers helped her through personal challenges and inspired her to become a teacher.
Amanda credits what she learned in high school for her success in college.
I think the most important thing that I’ve been taught by students is...
"Social justice means that I get to tell the world something I really care about...
Bodie wants to develop apps for Apple Inc. when he grows up.
"I love what I learn from the students. They let you look at the world through their lens ..."
Isabel is learning to read, write and do math in Chinese.
Marcus loves learning Chinese and looks forward to landing a “special job.”
“The GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) at Creative Arts -- it’s actually really cool...
“Students have taught me how to be more confident in myself..."
“Jie Li was the first student I taught when I graduated..."
“I hope he makes new friends, especially because he's going into first grade...”
“I had a Spanish teacher and she said we should really be grateful for our education..."
"I’m lucky to go to a school that’s diverse like Saint Paul Public Schools..."
“I think that everyone needs an ensemble (a trusting student group) in their life ..."
“I like playing music because it is one of the best ways for me to express my feelings ...”
“I know she wants to be a marine biologist. Science is her favorite subject ..."
“I try to challenge myself. One thing I found out about myself is that I get bored really easily. Back in elementary school I was the kid who got the highest MCA score, but at the same time..."
Tina Jones, Hiway Federal Credit Union Community Outreach Coordinator, has a passion for seeing students succeed.
My favorite thing is greeting teachers in the morning...
Janeka, a senior at Creative Arts Secondary School, is an aspiring entrepreneur and artist.
"My first plan is to finish college. I’m going to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities ..."
“Home visits give me a stronger connection to my scholars, parents and caregivers."
“When kids come back to me, I knew I did something important in their lives.”
“Teaching kids with special needs is so thrilling. There are new things every day..."
“We do a studio [classroom] model with kindergarten and first grade all together...
“Just because you’re not part of the LGBTQ community, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t...
“Student Advisory Team is my opportunity to pay back Saint Paul Public Schools ..."
“My biggest challenge this year would be pacing how fast we go..."
“It’s really important for youth to get involved and make a difference..."
“The students in Ferguson were very similar to our own students in Saint Paul ..."
“He’s a very unique little guy which is why we chose this school because it’s art-based ..."
“We’ve been going over reading skills and math three to four days a week at the library ..."
"I grew into myself throughout that time reading 'Sense and Sensability' ..."
Ashley Jagunich believes that a child's confidence is an important part of their academic success.
Lisa Houdek won the Presidential Award for...
Milayka credits the Lakota language program for inspiring her...
Graduating Como Senior High School student Hordofa Burka came to America from Ethiopia...
"I express myself in a lot of ways, but a lot of my expression comes through my art...
Betsy Garcia says advocating for, and collaborating with students, helps them achieve.
“My work as a cultural specialist at Linwood Monroe allows me to connect with students ..."
“I feel like I’ve worked many facets of nursing in SPPS and I’ve loved every one of them."
"Seeing someone who looks like me, I think, played more of a role in my life than I realized."
"I wish I could go to school every day. I am super-excited about school."
“Hard work and perseverance will help you achieve your goals...”
“I became a principal because of my love for students..."
“I want him to have every single opportunity to do what he wants to do..."
“I wanted to go to Ferguson once the opportunity presented itself..."
“When I grew up, I did not have a GSA (Gender, Sexuality, and Alliance) group..."
“I really went to Ferguson to learn because I had followed what was happening there..."
“At my school, there’s a program called Dreamline. Everyday they post a question...”
"I work at the science museum and our mission is to empower youth to change the world..."