Team Leader & 5th Grade ELA Teacher, Harriet Tubman Charter School
Gwendolyn received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Southern University at New Orleans and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Xavier University of Louisiana. Feeling inspired to foster change in the lives of New Orleans youth, Gwendolyn began her career in education at Harriet Tubman Charter School as a special education paraprofessional in the fall of 2014. In 2015, she moved to 7th and 8th grade social studies. She has served as 5th grade ELA teacher since 2017 and currently serves as Teal Team Leader. In 2016-2017, her students outperformed the district with 54% of Gwendolyn’s students scoring Basic and above and 29% scoring Mastery on the 8th grade LEAP test.