From the August/September 2021 issue of Equity & Access Pre K-12
Suzanne DeMallie taught in the Baltimore County Public School system. She is the author of Can You Hear Me Now?, a speaker, and a public education advocate. As a parent, she fought a successful nationwide battle to improve classroom auditory learning. In May 200, she was awarded the National PTA Life Achievement Award.
“I worked in a diverse classroom full of students with very different needs – some needed to be challenged beyond the curriculum, some needed extra academic support, some came to school hungry in need of food, others came to school starving for an emotional connection. I saw why equity was necessary in education.”
Over the years, Suzanne has presented to numerous parent and teacher groups, politicians and education stakeholders. In 2009, she presented at the National School Boards Association’s annual convention, and her message has resulted in the installation of teacher microphones and speakers in many classrooms throughout the US.
Read her article on classroom auditory learning on page 13 of this issue of Equity and Access.
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