Ms. Tannenbaum's Barnard Bears

My name is Ms. Tannenbaum and I am a special education teacher in an incredible public school in Washington, D.C. I take pride in my school because I truly believe we have some of the kindest, most compassionate, and dedicated learners in the country. I’m inspired every time I walk through our doors and see their smiling faces and growing brains. While I get to see our students and their work ethic, I also know about constant obstacles and hardships many students are they forced to overcome at home-- hunger, lack of resources, and lack of stability. 100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch and many of them don’t have beds to sleep in when they go home at night.

While I love my school and I have a  passion my district, I have to admit the lack of resources prove to make our job as teachers very challenging. In our school, we receive 1 pack of dry erase markers, 12 sticky note pads, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and a case of paper-- for the entire year. My students need more resources than that. They need printer ink, access to technology, markers, pencils, notebooks, laminate sheets, books-- you name it, they need it.  

With this funding, I plan on buying resources to push my students to their fullest potential. I plan on creating interactive reading and math notebooks. I plan on buying materials to implement STEM projects and give my students real life access to science experiences-- not just a youtube video on my laptop. I also plan on using these resources to give my students access to technology-- something they do not have at this time. I believe in my students. I believe they have the ability to rise up and break the crushing chains of poverty-- they just need a quality education to do it. #DCPSRising


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