Pauline Lugira | Resident Fellow, The Dever/McCormack Middle School
Pauline Lugira, urban educator, has impacted the lives of students for over a decade. Ms. Lugira’s love for literature has influenced over 12 years of experience as an English Language Arts instructor. As a school leader, teacher and mentor, Ms. Lugira has taught in Boston Public Schools for over 5 years. In her position as Humanities Department Chair, at the Lila G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Ms. Lugira designed curriculum and developed programming aimed at bridging the ever-widening achievement gap. She is committed to addressing the challenges within the communities of the black and Latino male student population. Pauline received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her Masters in Education from Cambridge College -- where she focused on the factors in American culture and society affecting the success of black males in public schools.
Within her community, she has served as the director of the summer enrichment program at her church. There, she designed and delivered adult educational programming as well. This spring, she serves as an Adult Basic Education Instructor at Bunker Hill Community College, in their college readiness program. Ms. Lugira’s classroom experience and studies have fueled her desire to lead, in order to eradicate the disparities in literacy among students of color. She hopes to equip teachers with content knowledge and instructional methods to effect positive change in the lives of all students. Through her involvement with the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, Ms. Lugira has considerable experience in developing curriculum and methods necessary to ensure that all students reach rigorous new standards in content area literacy.