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Mesquite Independent School District, Texas, US: A Balancing Act

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

The 2021-2022 school year has been a whirlwind already. Students are returning, some for the first time to a brick and mortar school in almost two years. It has been a reset of sorts as students and teachers are becoming acclimated to having full classes and normal schedules. With that said, we are also navigating how to best keep everyone healthy, yet focused on the main thing, and that's learning.

This year is and will be quite a busy one for me. I am in my second semester of graduate school at Marshall University studying Geography. My research focuses are Urban Geography, Latin America, and the African Diaspora. I hope to take this new knowledge and bring it back to my classroom, create new class offerings, and help my students become college and career ready as well as show them that Geography is a cool field to study and work in.

Greg Hill is a GEA program fellow and has joined our Grand Staircase-Escalante and Alabama + Tennessee programs with lectures on culturally responsive classrooms and the African American legacy. He teaches AP Human Geography and World Regional Geography. He is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including a position in the American Geographical Society.

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