Coshandra Dillard is a staff writer for Teaching Tolerance. Before joining TT, she was a freelance writer and magazine editor. She also worked as a health journalist for more than eight years. Additionally, Coshandra has experience in the classroom, having served as a substitute teacher for grades K-12. You can follow her on Twitter @CoshandraD_TT.

Articles by Coshandra

Talk About Mental Illness Year-round—Not Just After a Mass Shooting

The days and weeks following a national tragedy shouldn’t be the only times we talk about mental health with students.

Hate at School: May 2019

Racist yearbook photos and “promposals” gone wrong are among this month’s hate incidents that marked the end of the school year.

Teaching Juneteenth

The history of Juneteenth acknowledges hard history while also empowering students to be advocates for change.

We Love That Teachers Are Speaking Up for LGBTQ Students

As some push back against lessons about gender equality and sexual identities, we stand firm with educators who do the work to protect and support LGBTQ students.

Pledge Laws: Controlling Protest and Patriotism in Schools

It’s time to revisit students’ rights and what freedom really looks like.