Ashley Nicole Anderson

Ashley Nicole Anderson

Ashley Anderson is a master’s student at the Warner School in the teacher preparation program, specifically the Secondary English Education Program (Grades 7-12) with Inclusion. She is also participating in the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program. Ashley is from the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and in 2009 she graduated from the University of Rochester, where she majored in English with a concentration in Theatre.

“Claireece Precious Jones” and Multi-cultural Curriculum in Urban Schools

As I walk through the halls at School of the Arts, I notice the numbers of students anxiously reading the text, Push by Sapphire or the other text based upon the movie, Precious. Students are flying through the reading and completing it within two days. I am familiar with the movie Precious, but I have reservations about seeing the film…. Read more →

What Is Our Plan?

What Is Our Plan?

I am very intrigued by the topic of Rochester’s Mayor Robert Duffy’s decision to take over the Rochester City School District. According to various sources, the mayor is seeking to consolidate the City and the school district. Many parents, students, teachers/administrators, and community leaders have expressed different feelings regarding mayoral control for the city’s schools. I have listened to their… Read more →

And…Action, It’s Class Time!

When you step in the building and pass the students to the left and right…show time has already begun. The lights come on in the classroom and the desks are arranged in order. The first class comes in with all kinds of energy; “Hey girl, how you doin’?” “Girl, did you catch the BET Hip Hop Awards last night…you know… Read more →