Mika Hunter Twietmeyer

Mika Twietmeyer teaches science at Riverside High in Durham. She is Durham Public Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year and a NC Hope Street Group Fellow for 2017-19.

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The challenging conversation of student attendance — Part 1: The educator’s perspective

Ask any teacher, especially one in a middle or high school: “What’s your school’s student attendance policy?” Inevitably, they’ll have...


The power of sharing my struggles with my students

My path to becoming a classroom teacher was not the typical one. I did not really know how to study....