Celebrating Black History Month with Tymmony Keegan

Celebrating Black History Month with Tymmony Keegan

Tymmony Keegan, 10th Grade Humanities and Black Studies Teacher, Cleveland High School

What is your current position?

I am a teacher at Cleveland STEM High School in Seattle Public Schools. Previously I was a teacher at Dimmitt Middle School in the Renton School District – which had been great and I wanted new challenges. I am currently piloting a Black Studies class, which I jumped at the opportunity to teach. I also teach 10th grade Humanities.

I’m a member of Cleveland’s racial equity team, building leadership team and am the social studies department chair.

I started working with Sound Discipline …

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Celebrating Black History Month with Hani Nur

Celebrating Black History Month with Hani Nur

Hani Nur, Reading Interventionist and Principal Intern, Thorndyke Elementary School, Tukwila School District

 

What is your current role(s)?

At Thorndyke Elementary in the Tukwila School District, I currently have two roles:

As a Reading Interventionist, I support the entire school in Tier 2 interventions. I work to support the below grade level readers. I am also a Principal Intern, supporting the school with similar to what an Assistant Principal would do, such as behavior, expectations, data-informed practices. As an intern, I shadow and learn from our Principal through practical application and thought-provoking conversations.

I have not seen enough people …

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Celebrating Black History Month with Ebony Pattenaude

Celebrating Black History Month with Ebony Pattenaude

Ebony Pattenaude, Director of Renton Innovation Zone Partnerships and Early Learning, Renton School District

What is your role?

I serve as the Director of Renton Innovation Zone Partnerships and Early Learning. The Renton Innovation Zone Partnership (RIZP) is four elementary Schools in the Skyway, West Hill, and Highland Sunset neighborhoods of Renton. This is my 4th year in this role and prior to that I was doing family and community engagement coordination for the Renton Innovation Zone schools as well.

What brought you to your current work?

Pretty much my whole career has been around education and workforce development and …

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Celebrating Black History Month with Damithia Nieves

Celebrating Black History Month with Damithia Nieves

Damithia Nieves (she/they), Founder of Thrive Yoga and The Mindful Mentors Project

What is your current role?

I am the Founder of Thrive Yoga, which will be changing to Thrive Centered. Sound Discipline has been a supporting partner for a program I created called The Mindful Mentors Project in the Tukwila School District. This is a somatic-based SEL program for local high school students who undergo an 8-week reciprocal-learning based training. The training teaches foundations of trauma informed care, contemplative embodiment practices, mindfulness, foundations of Ruler Social Emotional Curriculum, social emotional learning, storytelling and more. They then co-facilitate, with an …

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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Sound Discipline has the privilege of working alongside local Black leaders in the areas of social emotional learning (SEL) and education. To celebrate Black History Month this year, we reached out and asked if we could share their work and personal inspirations.

  • Anthony Ase, Secondary STEM Facilitator, Renton School District
  • Damithia Nieves, Founder of Thrive Yoga and The Mindful Mentors Project
  • Ebony Pattenaude, Director, Renton Innovation Zone Partnerships (RIZP) and Early Learning, Renton School District
  • Hani Nur, Reading Interventionist and Principal Intern, Thorndyke Elementary, Tukwila School District
  • Tymmony Keegan, Cleveland Highschool, Seattle School District

Thank …

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Celebrating Black History Month with Anthony Ase

Celebrating Black History Month with Anthony Ase

Anthony Ase, Secondary STEM Facilitator, Renton School District & Sound Discipline Board of Directors

 

What is your role in your school district?

I am a Secondary STEM Facilitator for the Renton School District. Essentially, I spent a lot of time in my own classroom getting things together for some years, and now I get to help other teachers set up their classrooms to achieve their goals.

My really big push this year is to help teachers to act as a facilitator – trying to facilitate conversation with students instead of conversation at students. I love being in the classroom …

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