ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Dr. Raissa White

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ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Dr. Raissa White

ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Dr. Raissa White

Welcome to My Classroom.....

                                              over the years.

My first class in 2001.

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Designing and presenting Professional Development for teachers.

Working as an administrator in the Arts Education Branch.

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I am educator, artist, activist, and a mom who likes to live outside her comfort zone.  My motto is to "Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn."  I have been involved in the Arts for as long as I can remember, but it became vital to me when I entered the third grade.  I had come from a private school and surprisingly was behind in all academic areas at our public school.  I was constantly being pulled out for remediation.  However, I was also being pulled out because I was identified as gifted and talented in the Arts.  I had special classes in Art, Theatre, and Music.  It allowed me to express myself, gave me an opportunity to excel, and it kept my self-esteem intact while I caught-up and eventually did extremely well in other subjects.

 

I want to give students the same gift I was given.

 

The idea that imagination and creativity are the foundation for success in all areas, and that anything is possible. 

 

My experience as an elementary itinerant Theatre Arts teacher for 12 years in the Arts Branch allowed me a uniquely global view of LA Unified. Throughout my tenure, I have taught more than 29,000 students at 70+ schools. This range of experiences has given me a broader view of the diverse communities of the district.  I am running for school board because my experience combines multiple perspectives of the district and adds a different dimension of vision and voice, which is based on...

 

Transparency, Equity, and Access.

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