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June 15 - Antonia Mulvihill & Giving Every Child the Best Chance to Learn in Uncertain Times

(Posted June 16, 2020)

Imagine that you are the Senior Class arriving at school on Friday, March 13 dressed for your senior breakfast when you hear the breakfast is canceled.

And worse, although you do not know it, you will also miss your winter sport’s banquet, your spring athletic season, your music solo, starring in the school play, a trip to Cedar Point with your AP science class, your Senior Prom, senior skip day, and your graduation.

How does a teacher embrace and support students going through such a dramatic and unforeseen moment in history while still focusing on the lessons?

Our speaker was Dr. Antoina Mulvihill who teaches English at Beechcroft High School in Columbus. According to a 2012 Columbus Dispatch article, "she is too humble to admit that she has become the kind of teacher whom every kid wishes he had, the kind who makes you fall in love with learning."

Given an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Kenyon College for her work as a teacher, an intellectual and a human, she's been described as using the "power of literature to -- quite literally -- change the course of children’s lives."

“She works with kids who have to struggle against every possible economic and social barrier and does things well beyond the call of duty,” said Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, an English professor at Kenyon, in Gambier in Knox County.

This was an inspiring look at educating our children during these uncertain times!


Material from, 02:39:16 December 3, 2021.
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