May I Speak?: Diary of a Crossover Teacher

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A crossover teacher is an educator who, to meet a court-ordered integration ratio, is arbitrarily transferred to a school where the student body is of a different race. Manie Culbertson was such a teacher, and in this emotional dairy, she records her thoughts and feelings throughout her semester at Glenview School, to which she was assigned.
ISBN: 9781565545489
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 200
Pages: 156
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 5.5 (h)
A native of Louisiana, Manie Culbertson has spent twenty-seven years teaching in public middle schools. She began at Vinton in Calcasieu Parish and has since taught at many other schools, including Blanchard, Northwood, Linear, and Ridgewood in Caddo Parish. For much of her career she was an eighth-grade social-studies teacher. Culbertson was named one of ten teachers of distinction by the P.T.A. of Louisiana in 1973, the first year this award was given. Culbertson graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in home economics. She began teaching in this area but soon discovered that she preferred junior-high social studies and language arts. She received her M.Ed. in elementary education with thirty-plus hours in social studies and reading. She also spent time working toward a doctorate in school administration at Northwestern State University. As a coordinator of teachers, Culbertson has helped many other educators improve their performance. Even as a retired teacher, she has spent her time continuing to contribute to the world of education.
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