A first grade teacher dressed as a different black trailblazer for every day of Black History Month

A first grade teacher dressed as a different black trailblazer for every day of Black History Month

Business·2020-02-29 03:23

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Latoya McGriff is a first-grade teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Suffolk, Virginia.

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Latoya McGriff, a first-grade teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Suffolk, Virginia, dressed up as a different black trailblazer for every day of Black History Month.

She dressed up as Thurgood Marshall, jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, ballerina Misty Copeland, tennis great Arthur Ashe, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Howard Baugh, and more.

McGriff said she works in a black-majority elementary school, and that she “wanted [students] to see that people who look like them contribute.”

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A Virginia-based elementary school teacher dressed up as a different black trailblazer for every day of Black History Month to give her students living examples of important historical figures.

Latoya McGriff, a first-grade teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Suffolk, Virginia, dressed up as Mary Jackson, an aeronautical engineer who worked for NASA in the 1950s, American Ballet Theatre’s principal ballerina Misty Copeland, jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald and more throughout the month.

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