Students and Staff Respond: "What's Shaped You?"

Seeing Our Work Through Student Eyes

Dr. Michael J. Martirano, HCPSS Interim Superintendent

Spending a day as a student at Hammond High School helped Dr. Martirano better understand the academic experience from a student's perspective.

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My Journey to Becoming a Teacher-Scientist

Brittany Franckowiak, Science Teacher, Wilde Lake High School

Becoming a scientist came relatively easy for Ms. Franckowiak. Becoming a teacher-scientist was a much greater challenge. Experience the journey she took to the classroom where she found she had always belonged.

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Becoming a Teacher - The Pulp is Poetry

Crystal Marshall-Krauss, Digital Learning Innovation and Design Resource Teacher

A creative writing teacher in a small Iowa town shaped the teacher - and person - Crystal would become.

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Two People Who Changed My Path

James LeMon, Executive Director of Community, Parent and School Outreach

From a cafeteria worker to a football coach, you never know who will be that person that will impact a child and change their lives.

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Teaching is More Than a Job, It’s a Calling

Niklas Berry, Social Studies Teacher, Oakland Mills HS

Growing up in multiple cultures, Mr. Berry's students left him wondering if he chose to be a teacher or if there were deeper cultural reasons for his choice profession.