HMH Learning Moments

Sarah Lerner: High School Teacher in Parkland, FL

June 23, 2020 Season 2 Episode 7
HMH Learning Moments
Sarah Lerner: High School Teacher in Parkland, FL
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HMH Learning Moments
Sarah Lerner: High School Teacher in Parkland, FL
Jun 23, 2020 Season 2 Episode 7

Meet Sarah Lerner, an advisor for the yearbook and an English and journalism teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

On February 14th, 2018, 17 individuals at the school lost their lives to gun violence. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Sarah and her students wrote and published an award-winning yearbook in the space of a few months honoring the victims.

Sarah is passionate about mental health and advocating for gun reform. She was a finalist for both the Florida Scholastic Press Association Teacher of the Year and the Columbia Scholastic Press Gold Key Award. She also oversaw the publication of the student written anthology Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories. Follow Sarah on Twitter @mrs_lerner.

Learning Moments: Teachers in America profiles K–12 teachers across the country. Hear firsthand from the people who are shaping young lives in the classroom every day. If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for Teachers in America, please email us at shaped@hmhco.com.

Read more on Shaped, including a full transcript and background on this episode: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/podcast-sarah-lerner-in-parkland-florida-for-teachers-in-america

During this time, HMH is supporting educators and parents with free learning resources for students. You can visit hmhco.com/learningsupport for more information.

Show Notes

Meet Sarah Lerner, an advisor for the yearbook and an English and journalism teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

On February 14th, 2018, 17 individuals at the school lost their lives to gun violence. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Sarah and her students wrote and published an award-winning yearbook in the space of a few months honoring the victims.

Sarah is passionate about mental health and advocating for gun reform. She was a finalist for both the Florida Scholastic Press Association Teacher of the Year and the Columbia Scholastic Press Gold Key Award. She also oversaw the publication of the student written anthology Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories. Follow Sarah on Twitter @mrs_lerner.

Learning Moments: Teachers in America profiles K–12 teachers across the country. Hear firsthand from the people who are shaping young lives in the classroom every day. If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for Teachers in America, please email us at shaped@hmhco.com.

Read more on Shaped, including a full transcript and background on this episode: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/podcast-sarah-lerner-in-parkland-florida-for-teachers-in-america

During this time, HMH is supporting educators and parents with free learning resources for students. You can visit hmhco.com/learningsupport for more information.