Julianna

Julianna is a college student studying vocal performance to become a professional opera singer. “I used to feel really guilty about wanting to be a musician…But during this time, so many people have music, TV shows, listening, like, making their own music as a form of comfort, and that sounds corny, but I think there,…

Becky

Becky is a high school teacher and mother of three. She lives with her husband and her youngest daughter, who is in middle school. “I asked [my students], ‘what–what do you miss the most?’ and what they all said was, ‘I miss being with my friends, and hanging out with my friends.’ So, I think…

Kristie

Kristie is a film teacher at Leewall Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. “Other students are currently doing online virtual learning, but due to my contract, I was actually hired as a contractor professor with the school, so I am currently not working because I am technically a freelancer, and it’s really hard to kind of…

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a first grade intern at Templeton Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. “I’ve been working with my mentor teacher and creating the science lesson for my students, [recording the lessons are] kind of like [an episode of] Dora the Explorer, you’re asking questions and no one is answering, which is really weird….

Alexa

Alexa* is an English and International Baccalaureate Program Theatre teacher at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. “Before all of this started, my wife and I had been trying to have a third baby… she is newly pregnant in the midst of all of this and having to go in for weekly appointments for…

Julie

Julie is a kindergarten teacher and a mother of two in the Central Pennsylvania area. “We’ve been using Zoom sessions once a week to kinda touch base with [the students], to kinda keep them engaged…A lot of [the students] don’t have their own devices to go on, and also may not have home support, so…