At Urban Teachers, we believe each individual can make a difference and we love to see what Baltimore Cohort 2012 Alum, Michael Payne, is doing to carry on this legacy in a very personal way. For our 6th Day of 12 Days of Alums, we asked Michael how Urban Teachers helped him get to where he is now in his career as a teacher and in urban education? Hey says... Urban Teachers had provided me with an opportunity to change career paths and become an educator. I will able learn important #pedagogy
and practices for teaching students in my community before becoming a teacher of record, that made my early years more successful. My experience at Urban Teachers led me to want to support, coach, and recruit other young educators, and keep fighting to improve education in this country.
Where is he now?
Michael teaches 9th-grade #algebra
at Henry Ford Academy: School of Creative Studies. He also recently launched: #BlackMaleEducators
Alliance of #Michigan
- a collective of #educators
leaders, and other professionals who partner to increase the number of effective black male educators to improve the educational experiences for #urban #children
Their mission is to advocate for the support of recruiting #blackmen
, retain black male educators, and develop educational leaders to improve the education of urban youth. They are a group of practitioners invested in the dismantling of institutional impediments to #diversity
in the educational profession.
Cheers to that! 📷Nick Hagen