Molly Winters Diallo, 2016 Bezos educator from Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School in Miami, Florida, was recently named the 2019 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school district. She is also currently a top five finalist for state teacher of the year. We had a chance to connect with Molly and learn more about her teaching approach and current projects. Here are a few highlights.
Bridging Student-Led Learning
As the Social Sciences Department Chair, Ms. Diallo helps students surpass national and global pass rates in her demanding AP Psychology and AP Human Geography courses. She also recognizes that while the content that young people learn is important, the environment in which students learn is equally important.
After coming to Aspen in June 2016 as a Bezos educator, Molly and her Scholar Faris Qubain returned home to reflect on what was most needed in their community. They discovered that despite their school’s diversity, students often self-segregate by ethnicity, race, and socio-economic status. Inspired to create ...