UChicago Charter’s Chief Culture Officer Dr. Ramon Griffin was recently interviewed by Education Post. In the interview, Ramon says he left law for education because he “didn’t just want to serve children and families of color after adjudication,” but wanted “to teach, to mold and to plant seeds and watch them bloom.” When he speaks about the power of education and its “potential to be the great equalizer within an unequal and inequitable world,” he describes how UChicago Charter strives to realize this potential by maintaining high expectations, holding students accountable, and building student leaders. He explains that we need to “respond to student discipline in a trauma-responsive and culturally responsive manner,” emphasizing the need to focus on identity when teaching, since “a positive school culture is one where all students are seen, heard, and affirmed for being who they are.” Read the full interview here.