Participants: Skinner family; Participants: Skinner parents; School administration; School board; Support; Teachers
Tara: So um, there’s a principal, and a vice principal, and a set of teachers, and from your perspective, it was the equity work that was done at the board level, by Rob that helped create the culture that gave them the training they needed.
Alex: I think they were all open to it, but he was uh, he was the light that shone down on them.
Jessica: He just, he knew what to do.
Jessica: Marcus was so great about the community stuff, and Rob was so great about you know, everything, the details at school.
Alex: Like helping on a level like, okay how do we get Stella’s name changed on her report card, and things like that, that we never would have thought of!
Jessica: But they, but he already knew.
Alex: Right. Um, coming up with a plan. Like I remember him asking “What do you want? What are you hoping to see for her?”
Jessica: But a receptive principal too. Because I don’t think she would have, you know, unless she was receptive to it. He never would have been invited.
Alex: Yeah, definitely.
Jessica: But yeah, there’s just such a core group of, I think um, teachers that are um, kind of progressive, and know each other, and kind of affirm each other in that. So I think that’s kind of stronger than your average school.
Tara: There’s a progressive teacher community.