LaPortia Banks

L. Banks

My philosophy is all students can learn. I’ve been teaching since I could talk (to my baby dolls). I have a passion for the youth, so educating and mentoring preteens, in addition to learning from these wildly amazing young people are some of the best highlights of my life. Aside from teaching, I love yoga, cooking, listening to music and traveling. I just returned from a teaching abroad assignment in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It was a wonderful experience and I am thankful for it. Also blessed to be starting a new journey here in Arlington, VA at DHMS! Good luck to us all this year. May the odds be ever in our favor!

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