D.C.’s Teacher of the Year Reflects on Overcoming Homelessness — EBONY

Lakeisha Brown’s journey to becoming District of Columbia Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year in Washington wasn’t an easy one. She recently recounted during an interview with ABC affiliate WJLA overcoming homelessness as a child and the role it had on her decision to become an educator.

Brown has worked as an educator at Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest D.C. for four years. “I told myself I want to be a teacher that counts every child, who thinks that everyone can make it,” she said.

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