Teacher, Debate Coach and Chess Team Advisor, East Side High School
At a time when schools in this country are increasingly segregated, East Side High is one of the most diverse schools in the city of Newark. As a history teacher at the school, Al deals with the unique challenges of working with students from all backgrounds, in addition to teaching in an environment where situations in the community greatly impact the students’ ability to learn. Al cultivates his classroom to be an accepting environment where students thrive, inspired to achieve without limitation.
Teaching social justice in the classroom and community