Interview: Jennifer Christensen, Teacher at Prodeo Academy

Recorded July 11, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN  | Subscribe

Jennifer Christensen is a teacher at Prodeo Academy, a charter school in North Minneapolis. Though she never expected to become a teacher, she’s been teaching kindergarten ever since she left college. For her, teaching is the perfect combination of psychology, social work, and learning.

Jen is a huge believer in the need to listen and understand to overcome difference. As a teacher in a low-income, predominantly non-white area, Jen spends much of her time thinking about race and interconnected systems of disadvantage.

Kerry found Jen at her home in Minneapolis, MN. They talked about race, education, and how to have hard conversations about race and privilege.

Released May 22, 2018