George Lucas Educational Foundation

Kristine Napper

Middle School Teacher

Kristine Napper is a middle school teacher of English language learners in Beaverton, Oregon. She uses her own experience of living with a physical disability to inform her work, uniquely suiting her to work with dual-identified students. She’s driven by a desire to promote student equity, as well as a love of laughing with kids every day. Listen to her talk at TEDxPortland.

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    The Necessity of Having High Expectations

    Conveying compassion for students while holding them to high standards can help improve equity in education.