Shontoria Walker

8th Grade Teacher/Doctoral Candidate
University of Houston

Shontoria Walker
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8th grade English teacher
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Houston, Texas

“Teaching young men of color from my community has made a significant impact on my life and I look forward to going to work every single day to possibly change the trajectory of so many lives.”

Shontoria Walker is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Texas Senior Teaching Policy Fellow. Shontoria is an 8th grade English language arts teacher and 8th grade grade level chair at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston. Shontoria received the first Houston Relay Graduate School of Education Alumni Award and has published op-eds in The Houston Chronicle, the Christian Science Monitor, and Education Post. Shontoria earned a BS in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MA in Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Professional Leadership and Literacy from the University of Houston.



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