D. Calvert: Catching Enthusiasm

by Sarah Brock on May 03, 2015

in Team & Family, Videos

KIPP Northeast's founding 9th-grade English teacher Derrick Calvert sees himself in his kids and gives as much zest and energy as he expects in his students.

"My first day at KIPP, I came in class, and I asked a question. And the entire class raised their hands. I had never seen anything like that. I was so overwhelmed. I didn't know what to do. But it's become one of the norms."