About Haylee Massaro

Haylee Massaro has been an education professional in the field of English Language Arts for 7 years, and she has gained experience teaching in both brick-and-mortar schools and online. She currently works as an educator both for secondary and for higher education. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh as well as an M.S.Ed. from Duquesne University.

Teachers: Partners in Suicide Prevention

On Friday morning, I turned on my computer and awoke to horrible news, that the beloved writer, chef, television persona, and person, Anthony Bourdain, had died of an apparent suicide. Coming just days after the suicide of 55 year-old iconic fashion designer, Kate Spade. Since the early 2000's, I watched Bourdain. First, in "A Cook's [...]

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The Dangers of For-Profit Education

Betsy DeVos, the current education secretary, has made headlines again regarding investigations of fraudulent for-profit colleges. On May 13 2018, The New York Times reported that investigations on several for-profit colleges had "ground to a halt". Many of the team members appointed by DeVos were former employees at those entities being investigated, most notably, Julian [...]

Support Student Voices: March for Our Lives

Since the tragic Parkland, FL school shooting on February 14th, a movement has been brewing. The United States has seen gun violence in schools, in movie theaters, in airports, in churches, at concerts, and in many more places. Since Columbine, gun violence, specifically in schools has been a topic of concern. Typically, though, there is [...]

Teacher Preparedness and Prohibitive Costs

Last month, I wrote an article for TER which explained proposed budget cuts to education. One area that suffered, in particular, was teacher preparedness programs. Like with all certifications, whether you're a nurse or a real estate agent, you must keep your certificate current by completing continuing education credits. On the surface, this doesn't seem [...]