Testimonials for Shepard

What's good at Shepard Middle School

[NOTE: This article was originally published on the blog of the Durham Association of Educators. Click HERE to read it and view the photographs.]

It can be kind of hard to walk around the world these days as someone who knows a thing or two about education. For those of us that have chosen (or been chosen by) the profession/art of teaching, it can get tiresome to listen to the politicians and business people talk about what “our schools need to do.” Our students are used like cheap tricks to win votes, and the people who love and nurture them daily have our craft disrespected by those who have never tried it. Again and again, I find myself consoling expert practitioners who just want to be, at the very least, spoken about with dignity. No one challenges the American Medical Association’s right to set the standard for their profession, but when it comes to decisions about our schools, teachers and our unions are somehow expendable.

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Parent Syboney Moore's story

I am pleased to say, I have nothing but positive stories to share about my experiences and great values of my children’s schools. One particular incident, when I went to do a pop-up visit at Shepard Middle School, I stopped by the office to check in and the receptionist was extremely professional and helpful; Mr. Ingram happened to see me in the office and asked if he could assist me, and I did tell him I wanted to visit my son’s class, he personally took the time to escort me to the teacher’s classroom, please keep in mind the classroom was currently held in the trailer.

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