One classroom, two teachers

Co-teaching fosters inclusion and equity at middle school

Ebony Morrison and Dana Thomas are co-teachers at Bethel Middle School

Everyone benefits

Ebony Morrison

The Dynamic Duo

“I believe that adults thrive when they’re working collaboratively,” said Shultz-Bartlett.

“I don’t think my child can do this.”

“Give me one semester.”

“You can change your outlook for yourself depending on who you’re around,” said Shultz-Bartlett. “We would see our special education students, who maybe had some more immature behaviors, change on their own because they would see models in their new peers.”

Dana Thomas

Social Emotional Wellness

Co-teaching is an “inclusionary practice”


Class of 2021

“When we started this we didn’t know if we’d be successful.”

Helping kids learn is the driving force behind all we do in the Bethel School District.