From the November/December 2021 issue of Equity & Access Pre K-12
Patricia Wong is a Media Librarian, Google Trainer, NYCDOE School SPOC, School Building Leader and School District Leader certified educator who has been teaching for 15 years. She is currently pursuing her PhD in culturally responsive education in computer science.
“The first thing I try to teach students is to stand in your truth, be proud of your identity. Being true to yourself and who you are empowers students to stand up for themselves and those around them.”
Patricia Wong integrates culturally responsive education into everything she does with students. Recently she has been using comics to help students take pride in their own identities and learn to stand up for people around them. In Patricia’s classroom, comics become a role-playing tool that breaks down language divides and other barriers to communication so students can celebrate diversity and community all at once while also facilitating difficult conversations around race-driven bullying, racism and LQBTQ issues. She is currently the diversity, equity, and inclusion representative for her school.