In the spirit of the season, we wanted to give a few of our 7th graders the opportunity to share with you what they are most thankful for here at Tindley.
I am thankful for the teachers that are making me think smarter and not harder and making me believe. -Jazz’Minn H.
I am thankful that teachers are devoted towards the scholars’ work. Teachers here work extra hours just for us. –RJ F.
I am thankful for Ms. Marshall (Collegiate Principal) for showing me what it means to be an African American woman in power. –A’Jewelle J.
As you can see, at Tindley, our scholars are touched by the love and attention they get from teachers and administrators. Our Chancellor and CEO, Mr. Robinson, was asked to share the teacher he was most thankful for. He said, “Mrs. Willie Byndon Steward, my fourth and fifth grade teacher, dared us to be amazing. She always taught us material well above the standards for our grade level, including conversational French. She orchestrated fundraisers to pay for busses for field trips to get us out of our neighborhood and immersed in the broader community. I would describe her as no-nonsense, stern, demanding and unrelenting in her expectations; all attributes we loved her for. Willie Steward saved my life. Her legacy lives on at Tindley where every day we try to be inspirational in the lives of our students. I wish she could have seen the impact of her service.”
Please consider a gift to Tindley in honor of your favorite teacher this holiday season. Click here to donate.
It’s clear when you walk in the door: the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School isn’t like other schools.
Some of the differences are obvious, like the school uniforms. Others are subtler, like the way each classroom is named for a prestigious college. It all serves a single purpose: to help each of our students gain admittance into a highly selective college or university.
The Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School approach to education is best summed up by three bold words: College or Die. Other schools might not feel comfortable using such strong language. But again, Tindley isn’t like other schools.
In January 2013, Tindley will launch Coaches for College—a mentoring program designed to teach character development and behavioral expectations to middle school students as they prepare for high school, college, and ultimately, the professional world. The success of the program will depend on the participation of caring adult volunteers. Could one of them be you?
To learn more about Coaches for College—and to find out how you can be a mentor—click here.