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Welcome to Teacher Summer Institute 2017!  For the first time ever, Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union are co-hosting an academic conference for teachers.  TSI will focus on highlighting the best practices of some of our most passionate urban educators across BPS.  Teachers, central office staff, and valued members of our community will join together to help bring a shared vision for instruction to life across the district. Please note, this is open to all educators, and is not exclusively for new teachers. We hope to see you there!  
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Brenda Snyder

Witch City Poetry Slam
Teacher
Village Tavern

Residing on the rocky New England coastline, Brenda Snyder proudly lists being a full time poet/organizer and a part time waitress on her resume. She will be the first person to tell you to tip your servers, and the last person to leave the bar on a weeknight. She began and single handedly runs Witch City Poetry Slam in Salem, Massachusetts. Her work confronts topics such as:mental illness, heartbreak, body image, and classism. She prides herself in her ability to connect with her audience, whether it be in her delivery or context; she writes poetry with the hope of letting folks know they are not alone.