My name is Kerri Bisaga and I am a special education teacher and reading specialist at Newton South High School, and I am so excited to be running Boston for Newton Schools Foundation!
I grew up in the area, and was always enamored with all of the strong female runners I saw out and about, training and racing. As early as elementary school, I decided that I wanted to be a woman who runs! I struggled with some tough health issues following high school, and started running as a way to build back my strength and reconnect with my body. Later, I really came into my own as a runner when I became a special educator. My pre-and-post work jogs always gave me a boost of creativity and calm that came in handy as I supported students with a wide variety of interests, abilities, and needs. I've been lucky enough to share my love of running with my students through the Dreamfar High School Marathon program at South, which has me supporting students as they pursue the big goal of running a marathon.
I truly found my home as an educator when I came to Newton South six years ago. Newton Public Schools has supported me as I try out new strategies, create new resources, and further my own professional development. Newton's dedication to developing their teachers is what sets it apart, and NSF is a huge part of that!
Any donation will help make an impact! Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
More information about Newton Schools Foundation: Newton Schools Foundation advances excellence and equity in our schools by funding promising initiatives, professional development, and programs that close gaps in achievement and opportunity. NSF puts grant money directly into the hands of teachers, allowing them to pursue professional development opportunities and create classroom initiatives that enrich and improve the education of Newton's kids. While much of the funding that comes into schools gets cycled through and dissipated according to a broad-reaching budget. But NSF is able to provide more direct and comprehensive support to teachers who want to innovate!