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Mary Joanne Loecher is the Teacher Librarian at Gale Ranch Middle School in San Ramon, California. She has served on the SRVUSD Equity Committee and has a passion for literacy and social justice. Jo has been on the faculty of Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, and has been a teacher ambassador to China and Ukraine through a Fulbright-Hays Group Project fellowship and the IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms program respectively. She continues to seek opportunities to build bridges between cultures.

  • Everyday Native American Voices

    [SPONSORED CONTENT] Movements nationwide are growing in intensity and volume as they demand that marginalized voices be heard and represented in our schools, neighborhoods, workplaces and government. It’s long overdue. What began decades ago as an acknowledgment and acceptance of… Read More ›