Al Fischer is originally from Michigan and achieved his B.M. in Vocal Music Education from Wayne State University.Then he spent 0% of his time teaching, devoting a couple of decades to musical theater work.Then he spent 50% of his time teaching in St. Louis Missouri, filling out the rest of his time playing piano in a synagogue, directing choir in churches, and serving as artistic director for the Gateway Men's Chorus, St. Louis' gay men's group.Now he spends 100% of his time teaching in the Yakima School District and is proud to be a brand new National Board Certified Teacher.
At our school we encourage kids to have Fewer Than Five absences for the year. Attendance counts! This is how and why we do it. @WishFischer #WATeachLead
As a gay man in a new world of gender identity awareness, I think I have something of value to offer my students. I am committed to being an excellent role model for the kids… but there’s a wrinkle. In order for me to be a positive gay male example, the kids need to know I’m gay.
How do I know I have something worthwhile to say? Writing a blog can feel like declaring yourself the authority on something, having the audacity to believe yourself in possession of vital insights. How can I sit here and write for CORElaborate, thinking people need to hear what I have to say?