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First AJC class. 2009 Schoolhouse location at N. 28th Street in the North Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia.

This is a picture of the first class at Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School. The house in the background was the schoolhouse, no longer standing, where I taught English and History on the second floor. The first year was a wild time filled with many beautiful battles and hard lessons. I placed this picture as a reminder to myself, and a testimony to others, that amazing things can happen in unassuming places. It is also the place I fell in love with teaching.

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