About Syetia Rhey-Fisher

Syetia Rhey-Fisher is an author, teacher, blogger and advocate for social justice & educational equity. She lives in Hartford, CT.

Teaching the Whole Child

As a Black woman who grew up in Hartford, I know all too well the potentially fracturing effects of not teaching the Whole Child. I was mistakenly labeled as a special education student instead of having my social and emotional needs addressed. After discussions about my home life (being separated from my parents and siblings and placed in foster care), being taught social skills, ethics and coping mechanisms, I began to flourish...

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