Exploring Teacher Voice Beyond the Classroom

On September 28, 2013, the first TEDxWellsStreetEd event was held. In a daylong series of short talks on “Teacher Voice Beyond the Classroom,” more than a dozen outstanding Chicago teachers and former teachers informed the larger world about what they do, and why people should listen. The speakers included teachers, politicians, advocates, a journalist, and a storyteller.

To continue the positive momentum of these talks, we invite you to listen to their stories and hear their Voices.


(Please click on the headshots below to access each speaker's video.)

Speakers (pictured above from left to right):

Row 1:

Matthew McCabe, Teacher, Noble Network-Pritzker College Prep

LeeAndra Khan, Principal, Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

Carol Marin, Journalist/Columnist

Ricardo Munoz, Alderman, 22nd Ward

Row 2:

Heather Duncan Whitt, Teacher, South Shore Fine Arts Academy

Elijah Osorio, Teacher, Providence Englewood Charter School

Marilyn Anderson Rhames, Teacher blogger

Syd Lieberman, Storyteller/former high school teacher

Row 3:

Elizabeth Evans, CEO, New Voice Strategies

Cecile Carroll, Parent, Blocks Together co-director

Israel Munoz, Student/Activist

Tai Basurto Teacher, A.N. Pritzker Elementary School

Row 4:

Adam P. Heenan, Teacher, Curie Metropolitan High School

Jean Klasovsky, Teacher, Farragut Career Academy

Elizabeth Robbins, Teacher, John Hancock College Prep

Greg Fairbank, Teacher, G. Delgado Kanoon Elementary School