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Why We Often Miss the Amazing Strengths of Immigrant Students

Jessica Lander is a teacher, writer, and journalist living in Massachusetts. She is an avid explorer and lover of stories. She is a writer living in Cambridge MA. She teaches English language learners as a social studies teacher at Lowell High School in Lowell MA. Over the past eight years, she has taught students in middle school, high school and university in the United States, Thailand and Cambodia. She is specifically deeply committed to supporting immigrant students, teaching history, and civics. She is an author of Driving Backwards, an award-winning nonfiction portrait of a small town in New Hampshire and co-authored Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success.