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Rashid Abdus-Salaam

Rashid Abdus-Salaam is a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools, with four years of teaching under his belt. He holds a master’s degree in curriculum instruction and a bachelor’s degree in history. Rashid has…

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Veronica Agarwal

Veronica Agarwal is a cartoonist and illustrator from New York. She received her BFA in cartooning from the School of Visual Arts. Visit Veronica at

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Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson taught third, fourth, and fifth grades for fifteen years before becoming a Responsive Classroom consultant, leading teacher workshops and consulting with schools on using the Responsive Classroom approach. In 2004, he was the…

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Laurie Badge

Laurie Badge is a kindergarten teacher at Cedar Trails Elementary in Cedar Springs, Michigan. In her thirty-one years in the classroom, she has also taught third grade and kindergarten/first grade music. She has been practicing…

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Melanie Barbas

Melanie Barbas is the lead teacher for Classroom Culture in the Colonial School District in northern Delaware, and a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools. Melanie taught for 19 years in Maryland and Delaware…

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Michelle Benson

Michelle Benson is chief professional learning officer for Center for Responsive Schools, working with teachers and school districts throughout the United States and the international school community. She began her education career as a middle…

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Linda Berger

Linda Berger has taught a variety of elementary grades for the past twenty years and has also worked with students in grades six through twelve in interest-based classes. She currently teaches fourth grade at Central…

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Sandra Patricia Cano

Patricia Cano is thrilled to be part of the Responsive Classroom team, bringing over 20 years of bilingual education experience. She is originally from Colombia, where she taught English as a Second Language for seven…

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Leah Carson

Leah Carson started her career as a second grade public school teacher sixteen years ago. Since then, she has taught students in kindergarten through fourth grade as both a classroom teacher and a special educator.…

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