For English faculty Lisa Stringfellow, writing is more than a subject she is passionate about teaching - it's a way of life. When she isn't working with students, or contemplating new ways to improve the classroom experience, Ms. Stringfellow is perfecting her craft as a writer. Her hard work and dedication have recently earned several notable recognitions.
In May, Ms. Stringfellow was given the opportunity to participate in an engaging 31-day blog roll featuring Indigenous, Black, and POC educators. In her contribution to the conversation as a featured educator, Ms. Stringfellow wrote about her experience navigating two predominately white fields as a Black woman: education and publishing.
"I was so excited when I found out that I was selected to participate. I feel very humbled to be on the list with so many people I admire and whose books I own," she said.
Also this month, an article Ms. Stringfellow wrote for NAIS was published in the Spring Issue of Independent Teacher Magazine. Click to read the full piece, titled, "Sustaining Readers Through Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction."
Finally, "Reading to Make a Difference," a collaboration between Ms. Stringfellow and last year's Class I students, was published this March. The book includes descriptions of activities the class participated in as part of Global Read Aloud 2018, and features work by current Class II students Leah Libman '25 and Karina Artemiev '25.
Congratulations to Ms. Stringfellow - and thank you for leading by example!