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Anna Siegal

Location:

Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

Recorded by

Maddy Russell-Shapiro

Summary:

In this interview, Anna talked about how relatively stable the school year has been for her school. She instituted a school-wide mask requirement even though it wasn't state or city-sanctioned which has worked well for them. Her school community has been healthy throughout the school year, and all teachers were willing to be vaccinated right away. She reflected about the nature of trust during a year when she had to work harder than ever and make (and stand by) incredibly tough decisions. She lamented how little she's been able to focus on the craft of teaching and use her expertise in child development, having instead to tackle tasks that would have been better managed by policy makers and epidemiologists. Anna concluded by describing a couple "first" post-vaccine personal experiences a year into the pandemic: seeing her parents again for the first time indoors and going to a movie.

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Interview language(s):
English
Audio quality:
Medium

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