Author: Teneicesia White

Teneicesia White has been education for 11 years. A former social studies teacher and instructional coach for Memphis City and Shelby County schools, Teneicesia's passion for public education is evident every day as she interacts with the bright smiles and young minds of students. She is a wife, mother and woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She currently serves as the Dean of Students at Aurora Collegiate Academy.

Mentoring: Meeting the social and emotional needs of scholars

I grew up in what people in Memphis call “South Memphis”. I was born to a teenage mother and father. If we consider what statistics say about the children born to teenage parents, I was destined to repeat the cycle.  Even though my mother was young, she realized she could not do it alone. So, I had a strong support…