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Ms. Schalette Poteat » Ms. Schalette Poteat: Middle School African American Studies Instructor

Ms. Schalette Poteat: Middle School African American Studies Instructor

Welcome to our page! Parents and students can find information about assignments that are being posted in Google Classroom here during the virtual learning program beginning August 31.
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During our virtual learning model, we will be meeting at 12:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (5th Grade) and Tuesday and Thursday (6th Grade).
Wednesday (7th Grade) and Friday (8th Grade) at 1:00-1:45 pm.
Below is our course outline:


(All Year)

Grades 7 and 8: Politics, Power, & Protest: A Survey of African History through Resistance to Cultural Oppression, Classism, and Colonization 

Course Objective: This course will serve as an examination of how Africans have persevered despite oppression rooted in colonization and cultural oppression on the continent of Africa and in the United States.  


(Semester Two Only)

Grades 5 and 6: Perspectives & Proximity

An Examination of the Call for Activism and Altruism among Africans in the Diaspora

Course Objective: In this course, students will analyze issues that have resulted in the need for activism and altruism to address the particular concerns posed for people of color.


There is no new Week At A Glance.  This week, we will check the Google Classroom for any missing assignments and conference with the students regarding their Term Three progress.
Mother...Mentor...Master Educator...
Ms. Schalette Poteat, Ed.S., born in Washington, DC and raised in Prince George’s County, MD, is a mother of four-Jevian, Jodi-Symone, Sankofa, and Sa'Alim Gudger, and a globally-competent educator with more than 20 years of experience with learners from six weeks of age to 60 years old. Ms. Poteat has a Dual BA in English-Liberal Arts and Religion and a minor in Black Studies from The Lincoln University (PA); an MA in Educational Leadership (K-12) from Bowie State University; an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction (K-12) from the University of Phoenix; and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education at Walden University. Her career in education began in the middle school classroom as an English/Language Arts Teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools in August 2000.  Additionally, Schalette has been an early childhood center director and trainer, a professor, a college administrator, a second grade teacher, and a high school English teacher. Several of these positions were held internationally, to include Seoul, Osan, and Pyeongtaek in South Korea as well as Ankara, Turkey. These experiences have served to enhance her ability to reach learners of diverse demographics. Schalette’s life is committed to three Ls-LEARN, LEAD, and LIBERATE and she truly believes that any student can learn if given the most valuable resource–a conscious, compassionate, and committed educator.
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