Date of Award

Summer 2020

Degree Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Education, MA


School of Educational Studies

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The purpose of my ethnographic narrative is to illustrate my journey as a critical social justice educator. This narrative is a cumulation of my work as a Master student in teacher education as well as an emerging educator in multiple terms and grade levels. Throughout my work, I have worked with several mentors, over 150 students, and their families. Whether it be a student, a teacher, a peer, or a family member, I gained valuable insight from their perspective and experience in the education system. I learned how many wonderful people exist and are willing to support positive and radical change. I have also learned how much that change is needed in many school systems still that are working under deep structures of schooling. I am motivated and inspired to continue to learn and grow as a CSJ educator.