Principals dating teachers
and initially came off as a total frat boy more interested in socializing then actually teaching. but didn’t take him seriously as a teacher nor as someone to date.But then as we spent more time outside of school we started really delving into the reasons we each became teachers and how that drove our instruction.” Geoffrey: “Eventually Ybi realized that even though our experiences leading up to being educators of change may have been different our genuineness and commitment was the same.” A story: The best man, officiant, and a speaker at their 2012 wedding all worked at Innovation Diploma Plus with them.The setting: They met in 2012 as founding teachers at ROADS II, a charter transfer high school in the Bronx. Each had worked at district-run schools previously, Melissa at a traditional high school with a high dropout rate and Abbas at a transfer high school.The mood: ROADS was a high-stress environment, with teachers all working long hours and wearing many hats.
The rest is history.” A story: It was common for teachers at ROADS to bring each other coffee from the nearby Dunkin Donuts.
The mood: Kassandra was immediately taken with Cornelius’s dreadlocks.