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Ep. 8 – ‘It’s what our children deserve’ featuring Irese Robinson and Inez Ribustello

In this episode, Donnell and Jenny interview Irese Robinson and Inez Ribustello, parents and citizens of Edgecombe County. This conversation is centered around the role of parents in a child’s education and the transformative power of strong relationships between parents, teachers, students and principals. Thanks for listening!

The song featured in this episode is called “Contact” by artist Dylan Longworth, a graduate of Elkin High School.

Behind the Story

The Hummingbird Stories is produced by Alli Lindenberg, Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. The music used in this series is courtesy of 8th grade student DX4L. The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by 8th grade student Joselyn Hernandez.

The Hummingbird Stories

In The Hummingbird Stories, passionate educators Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara host conversations with the most innovative, equity-minded leaders in education from all across the country.

These “Hummingbirds” are no longer waiting for change in a system on fire, but rather choosing to do something. We hope they’ll inspire you to take real action, no matter how small, toward redesigning schools.

An extraordinary education for all young people is possible. But it’s going to take all of us to make it happen.