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Sydney Chaffee's Students Reflect on Her Impact

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    Sarah Norris

Codman Academy teacher, National Teacher of the Year, and EL Education's National Conference keynote speaker Sydney Chaffee and her former student LaTanya Simpson are the subjects of a new segment of ABC's "Raising America" series

SImpson, now a sophomore at Providence College, recalls how impactful Chaffee's teaching practice was on her experience of school and the confidence she needed to engage deeply. "When you respect your teacher," says Simpson, "there's no greater environment to learn in."

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