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Desiree Raught

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D.C. Public Schools
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D.C. Region

Desiree teaches English in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she works as a Common Core Curriculum writer for DCPS, where she is working to develop Cornerstones and curricular resources that will ensure educational equity across the district.

At the school level, Desiree serves as the Gay Straight Alliance sponsor, hosting workshops for teachers and guiding student leaders to create and implement radically inclusive school wide events. She also serves the district as an LGBT Liaison, working with teachers and staff to ensure schools are safe and affirming for all students, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic status. She received the 2014 Global Educator award and the 2015 GLSEN Educator of the Year award for her efforts in the field of education.