Julianna Mendelsohn is a teacher. She meets the needs of students; that’s what teachers do.
She just made every teacher in America proud to be a teacher. We all need to honor her.
“As a public school teacher, my first thought is always about the children involved in any tragic situation like this,” she writes. “When I found out school had been canceled for several days as a result of the civil unrest, I immediately became worried for the students in households with food instability. Many children in the US eat their only meals of the day, breakfast and lunch, at school. With school out, kids are undoubtedly going hungry.”
Julianna is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She knows that all the children in school are our children. The children in Ferguson are our children with their own needs. Our children need many things, and nutritious food is at the top of the list. Julianna’s efforts have raised over $125,000 to feed our children during this crisis.
How can we honor Julianna while meeting the needs of our children? Contribute to the St. Louis Area Food Bank HERE.
What if the children in Ferguson have all of their problems, including food “insecurity,” solved overnight? Then the money will feed our other children.
On the food bank site, let’s honor Julia in the manner that teachers honor each other. Support what she is doing. HERE.
Thank you, Julianna.
By the way, this is what it means to be “just a teacher.”
This also shows the insanity of evaluating teachers on the basis of arbitrary bubble test results.