Byline: By HEIDI CRUMRINE

There is no one who agrees more about the importance of in-person school than educators. No one knows more than we do that in the absence of...

Teachers are scared, and here’s why

8/14/20

When teachers tell you that they are scared, you should listen. Let me explain.We willingly enter a profession knowing that it is woefully...

To the seniors at Concord High, and seniors everywhere, I have a question for you. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and...

Two weeks ago, I went for a run. While running (alone, of course) I found myself looking at each car that passed by and hoping that I would spot a...

Thank you.To say that it is not easy to be a teacher in Concord right now might be the understatement of the century. There is much anger...

This has not been an easy season for the Concord School District. As a community we are devastated and sickened by what transpired this spring, and...

Heidi Crumrine: What if it happens here?

5/19/19

It’s hard to not let the dark thoughts creep in.What if it happens here?If I’m in the bathroom and have to hide in a stall, would they see me...

Heidi Crumrine: Here we go again

4/7/19

I swear every time Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos or President Donald Trump make an announcement about something related to education, my blood...

Suddenly it has become cool to be a loser. A loser teacher, that is. Late last week, at a rally in El Paso, Donald Trump Jr. shouted: “Keep up that...

If there’s one word to describe a classroom in today’s world of education, it would be this: Busy. Gone are the days of desks in rows, a teacher in...

Heidi Crumrine: Not everyone is so lucky

12/9/18

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I don’t have to buy any presents, I get to eat a lot of food and I spend time with my family. It is a calming...

Heidi Crumrine: What is a child worth?

11/1/18

I recently received a gift card to Donors Choose, an online crowdfunding site that allows teachers to create classroom wish lists that can be...

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