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Date: 2017-05-12

Teacher Appreciation Week Conversation: Shavar Jeffries & KIPP Teacher Kinyette Henderson on the Impact & Importance of Teachers of Color

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, DFER President Shavar Jeffries sat down with Kinyette Henderson, a 5th grade teacher at KIPP Team Academy in Newark, New Jersey for a candid conversation about the important role that teachers — particularly teachers of color — play in the classroom and in our students’ lives every day.

As you’ll hear in the course of their conversation, Kinyette and Shavar share a special bond. Not only is she an excellent young educator with an powerful story, Kinyette also teaches Shavar’s daughter this year (her favorite teacher, of course) and was Shavar’s mentee when he founded KIPP Team Academy more than a decade ago.

Read and listen to the interview here.