Jesus Ramirez

Jesus Ramirez recounts a victory story about one of his students while he was a teacher at Minnesota Transitions Charter Schools… A student and gang member whose nick name is Lalo, was part of a group of students taken to Denver for a MEChA summit where he and other students were going to show that

The power of literature and a great teacher make all the difference

Ms. Sexton, a Minneapolis Public Schools legacy, is unquestionably one of the best teachers that I have ever had. She introduced me to Shakespeare, Whitman, T.S. Eliot, and Chinua Achebe, but more importantly, she connected with her students, put “honor before grades” above all else, and fostered a love of learning that transcended the classroom.