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My name is Daniela Kent and I teach Junior English (College and Advanced Prep) in addition to coaching teachers through our new textbook adoption and technology integration. I currently have a 21st century technology pilot classroom, which has provided me with great insight in classroom design and technology implementation.

When I am not at school, you can find me working out, raising two boys, and discovering new technology. I am also a huge digital information consumer, hoping to grow my own influence in the edtech and fashion communities.

Letโ€™s set some trends!

On Wednesdays We Wear Black...

On Wednesdays We Wear Black...

There are so many things bothering me about the current state of our profession. As if it wasn't enough that society doesn't respect a teacher's value; to add insult to injury, in more rural areas of Oklahoma and Kentucky, teachers are paid such low wages that they often have to get another (several) jobs in order to survive. In fact, teachers in Oklahoma is ranked 49th in teacher salaries. 

According to cnbc.com, the five lowest-paying states for high school teachers:

1. Oklahoma

Annual mean wage: $42,460

2. Mississippi

Annual mean wage: $43,950

3. South Dakota

Annual mean wage: $44,210

4. North Carolina

Annual mean wage: $45,220

5. West Virginia

Annual mean wage: $45,240

We give so much to our students, often times in the form of classroom supplies or furniture we purchase ourselves to make a more "home-y" place. Schools don't have the resources to give to us am so grateful for my Union and the teachers within it, fighting for our rights and our pay. Health costs are on the rise, as is everything, except for teacher's wages. It's just not right. 

So, outside of getting more involved, I feel happy to support the efforts of my union with my "trendd" take on the black tee-shirt. 

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Floral top - LOFT

Grey jeans - LOFT

Shoes - Sole Society

It's My Birthday!

It's My Birthday!

Sweater Vested...

Sweater Vested...

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