We are introducing a series taking a closer look at teaching and schools through the eyes of Jeremy Glazer, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher.
Glazer will be writing about the issues he sees in the classroom, such as the unintentional message about priorities state requirements send to teachers and students. He’ll also tap the Public Insight Network to find out what other Florida teachers, parents and students are thinking.
Glazer just completed his eighth year teaching and not only has worked in a range of schools, but has also had experience in the policy-making world, serving as a legislative analyst and speechwriter for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson. He will be using this combination of views—a policy lens and his classroom eyes—to examine some of the complex issues confronting teachers in Florida’s classrooms.
Glazer studied anthropology at Amherst College and, after working in economic development, he went to the University of Pennsylvania for a master’s in education.
He subsequently taught for eight years in both Philadelphia and Miami in a range of schools, big to small, urban to suburban, public to private. He took time away from the classroom to work as chief legislative analyst and speechwriter for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson. He will begin work on his Ph.D. in Education at Stanford in the fall.
Want to sound off on something Glazer has written? Want to suggest a topic for him? Send us an email at Florida@stateimpact.org and put “Classroom Contemplations” in the subject line.