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Teacher uproots her life to move to Flint because of new charter school

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Now, Jenny Elahi teaches second grade at the Flint Cultural Center Academy. But before the big move to Flint she was teaching at another school, in her hometown of Rochester, NY, that used the same teaching method, EL Education.

Elahi's husband received a job offer from Kettering University. The two were considering moving, but Elahi knew she only wanted to teach at an EL school.

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“I am a true believe in the power of the arts to transform children in education,” said Jenny Elahi, 2nd grade teacher.

Once she discovered FCCA was situated on the campus of a cultural center she was instantly blown away.

“I could tell pretty quickly she was pretty highly interested,” said Eric Lieske, CEO, Flint Cultural Center Academy.

Elahi says, in her 11 years teaching EL Education, she has seen it work.

“The teachers started to report how inspired they were. The students started to make achievement that was beyond the expected growth,” said Elahi. “I see kids that are resilient. I see kids that want to belong to a classroom and to a school community. I see kids that want to make friends. I see kids that are willing to take chances.”

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