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Social Media Mind Shift

I'm proud to teach in Howard County Maryland, the 3rd most wealthy county and school district in these United States of America. But, for some reason my school, ever since I was on the opening team in 1997, we have always fought a bad reputation. Warning, this post might load slowly because of a lot of embedded cool social media!  Coming up with our duct tape drivers license ideas w/ our cool 6th graders #makerspace A photo posted by Gwyneth Jones (@thedaringlibrarian) on Sep 18, 2015 at 8:40am PDT Being Fabulously Diverse Since 1997!  You see, we're literally on the other side of the railroad tracks of our fancy county. Laurel, Maryland is on the southern outer edge of our district closest to Washington DC. Our kids are delightfully multicultural and come from diverse family backgrounds. Some kids live in 500K houses, and some live in apartments, townhouses, homeless shelters and mobile homes. We have 35% free & reduced lunch - one of the high