By Fiona Hopper In January 2020, Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum, led a workshop for the social studies vertical team (a group comprised of teachers, parents, and students in Portland, Maine) and partner organizations titled Can We Decolonize Educational Spaces?: A Critical Look at Settler Colonialism and Empire Building. Starr asked … Continue reading Confronting Place Ignorance in Education
Fiona Hopper is the Social Studies Teacher Leader and Wabanaki Studies Coordinator for the Portland Public Schools. She has worked as a teacher in Portland since 2006. Five years ago, she co-created a course for Portland educators that explores the role of systemic racism in education.