Author: Patrick Harris II

  • My Deciding Factor before Accepting my International Teaching Position

    I just accepted an international teaching position. A black boy from the East Side of 7 mile in Detroit, Michigan is packing his bags and going to teach elementary school in the Middle East. I’m the first in my family to attend and graduate a four year University. I was the first in my family […]

  • Thank U, My First Babies (Pt. 1)

    My first babies. There’s no replacing you. You were the most rebellious kids I’ve ever met. And I mean that in the best way. To be rebellious takes comprehension, speaking and listening skills, critical thinking and the list goes on and on. Your sheer bravery and courage to speak out against the injustices taking place in […]

  • Thank U, TFA

    I arrived to D.C. in the middle of June. Not long after I’d given my college graduation commencement speech, I packed my bags to take a leap on faith. I’d supposed to stay in Michigan and finish out the traditional route: move back home, complete my year-long student teaching, and obtain my Michigan certification. But it […]

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