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To Black Moms In Education: Thank You

a black mom teaching her students in the classroom

In May, we honor two essential roles that both play a crucial part in the healthy upbringing of our children and the perpetuation of our society: mothers and teachers. Both roles are underappreciated and are often highly critiqued. Therefore, I would like to take a moment to shout out all the dope moms that are holding it down as both teachers and mothers.

I acknowledge and appreciate all the mothers who stand at the front lines of the classroom. I understand the unique challenges you face as you balance the demands of teaching with the responsibilities of motherhood. From early mornings spent preparing lessons for your students to late nights finishing poster projects with your little ones. I also know the guilt that sometimes accompanies being both a teacher and a mother—the constant battle between wanting to give your all to your students and longing to be present for your children. Despite the challenges, you show up and show out! Displaying grace and determination, striving to create a positive impact on the lives of your students while nurturing and supporting your own family.

A black mom spending time with her children

Thank you to the mothers who bring love, compassion, stability, and understanding into the classroom. Your ability to empathize with your students' struggles and celebrate their successes stems from the deep well of maternal instinct within you. You create a warm and nurturing environment where students feel safe, valued, and supported—you provide a home away from home.

Thank you to the mothers who inspire curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning in both their students and their children. Your passion for education extends beyond the classroom walls, enriching the lives of those you teach and raise. You are the ultimate role models, showing your children and your students the importance of lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

To the mothers who wear multiple hats—teacher, caregiver, mentor, friend—thank you! Your ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage competing demands is remarkable. You are the unsung heroes who keep everything running smoothly, often sacrificing your own needs for the sake of others. You are a superwoman.

I am eternally in awe of your strength, resilience, and unwavering dedication. Your ability to balance the demands of teaching and motherhood is nothing short of extraordinary. Thank you for all you do in the classroom and at home. You are a true inspiration and the foundation of society. Your impact on the lives of your students and your children is immeasurable. 

a black new orleans mom


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