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My name is Tysheka Harris and I’m a Math Instructional Coach in Houston, TX, where I have also served as a seventh and eighth grade math teacher.
I am the LOUDEST and PROUDEST member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014, WHOOP!
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies- Math/Science focused and master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction- Urban Education focused from Texas A&M University. Well before my studies at TAMU, I developed a deep love for
math educating others. My mother and grandmother love sharing stories of me bossing around my cousins, younger siblings, and the fences that surrounded the house (I was clearly out of it.) During my time at TAMU, I was quickly exposed to reality, in particular, the systematic injustices within our public school systems. I began researching (1) how the systems were formed, (2) how it still manifest in our schools, and (3) how I can actively disrupt the system to provide unlimited access to quality education for all students.
Upon graduating, I made a personal commitment to shift the educational paradigm to a more holistic approach that is student centered: Individualized Student Learning, Parental Academic Involvement, Student Emotional Health, and Student Interest. Through this process, I plan to:
- Work against the school-to-prison pipeline
- Expose and correct the misrepresentation of Black and Hispanic male students in Special Education
- Empower parents to become more involved in their child’s academic experiences
- Educate all stakeholders on the need for continuous PD on Cultural Awareness
- Be unapologetically…