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About angeloc

Angelo Cross is a Senior Campus Director for Citizen Schools’ Henderson Middle School campus. In this role, he oversees the logistical planning and execution – and every day inspiration – for the national network’s only rural campus. Prior to his tenure in Henderson, Angelo served as a Campus Director in Houston, Texas and Teaching Fellow in Boston, Massachusetts while earning his MEd from Lesley University. Angelo received his BA from Union College. Angelo’s hobbies include drawing, film editing, and social media. Angelo is excited about the opportunity to share his experiences from Citizen Schools with the rest of the world wide web.

A True Partnership

We’ve asked our bloggers to react to a recent article in The New York Times by Jonathan Mahler on a middle-school principal in the Bronx, and his relationship to the education reform movement. Don’t miss this eye-opening piece. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Two Stories of Courage

Yes here comes the story of the Hurricane. The man the authorities came to blame For something that he never done. Put in a prison cell but one time he could-a been The champion of the world. – Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Cullen Jones – You Can Help

In January, 23 of my 8th grade students will put the concept of “6 degrees of separation” to the test. They will host a huge networking fair that will help them realize the power of communication. Although the “seniors” of Citizen Schools … Continue reading

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Austin: You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.  I can do those things because I’m not a hero, not like the other superheroes of the week.  I can share my reward; that’s … Continue reading

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The First Moment

37 Campus Directors around the country are finally done sweating over their “Hour 1.” I compare this hour to the first day athletes report to training camp and the head coach addresses them for the very first time.  The bar, … Continue reading

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