Jennifer Suri

Jennifer Suri has been a teacher for 27 years, and has taught social studies and been a supervisor at Stuyvesant High School in New York City for 14 years. This summer, she presented on the challenges of teaching September 11th at a workshop co-facilitated by the 9/11 Tribute Center and Facing History and Ourselves.

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The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching 9/11

Posted by Jennifer Suri on September 8, 2014

I have been a teacher and assistant principal at Stuyvesant High School for 14 years.


Our school is located in lower Manhattan, just a few blocks north of the World Trade Center. We are one of New York City’s specialized high schools and draw students from all five boroughs. We have over 3,000 students in our 10-story building.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, my express bus dropped me at the Center's North Tower and I walked up a few blocks to school. I settled in for a busy day in the first week of classes.

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Topics: Classrooms, September 11, Back-To-School, Memorials, Teaching Strategies, Memory, Choosing to Participate, New York, Teaching, Teaching Resources, History

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