John Hopkins Middle School teacher shares story, photo in Education Week
John Hopkins Middle School - more specifically, one of its teachers, some of its students and its award-winning newspaper - got national exposure in a recent issue of Education Week. The Nov. 9 issue of the national newspaper of record for education news featured a photo by photojournalism teacher Luanne Dietz to highlight the launch of its new blog, Full Frame.
The photo, above, shows Hopkins student Latavia Nelson looking out of an airplane window on her way to Washington D.C., where the J. Hop Times was given an award at a banquet. Here's the lead to Dietz's blog post:
For the past year I have been challenged to work in the unknown. I had about four days to switch gears from freelance photojournalist to teacher. I was living and working in the Middle East when I heard word that I had received a photojournalism teaching job at John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg, Fla. I had taught before, but not on a day-to-day basis like I would in a classroom. Looking back after a year, I never could have imagined the roller coaster of highs and lows that come with being in a classroom.