Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Hello from Milwaukee - the land of cheese curds, lake effect snow, and Packers obsessions. We - Allison (English), Erik (History), and Molly (Math) - are the Cristo Rey Jesuit Hollyhock 2.0 cohort. Our school is now in its fourth year, offering college prep academics to students who come from families with limited financial means, and will see the first graduating class in May! As a distinguishing feature of Cristo Rey, we send our students out into the workforce one day per week where they apply their learning in real-world settings, develop professional skills, and build relationships with community members. This, however, limits our instructional time; as a result, we are intentional in our practices, ensuring every moment is productive and worthwhile. As teachers at Cristo Rey Jesuit during its formative years, we have the challenging - yet exciting - task to build effective instruction for future generations of Trailblazers. Through the Hollyhock Fellowship, we hope to gain insight in creating curricula that fulfill educational standards while breaking traditional barriers by including culturally relevant content and challenging conversations. We are a thorough group, committed to developing meaningful relationships with students and colleagues to provide an educational experience that empowers students to close achievement gaps.