Cross-Country Coach Hatim Bringing Track Back to Boston: The Boston Herald reports in Boston City Wide cross country running downhill:
For years, cross country in the inner city has been either obsolete or struggling to hold on. There had been elite runners — Ruben Sanca, Said Ahmed, Ahmed Ali and Abidrizak Mohamed — but at the state level, such harriers were practically nonexistent.
During the indoor and outdoor track seasons three years ago, South Boston assistant coach Hatim Jean-Louis found himself “cringing on the sidelines” as he carefully watched talented, but vastly undertrained, males failing to break the 13-minute mark in the 2-mile. Frustrated, but with a thorough knowledge of Boston’s running past, Jean-Louis was confident the inner city had talent in the distance events even if it wasn’t showing up in the results….
Coach Hatim is also an employee at the BTU Health and Welfare Fund! Read the full article on the Boston Herald website.
BTU Executive Board member Garret Virchick on Equity
On Boston Schoolyard News, Garret asks, What will it take to provide equity for Boston’s students? A veteran teacher’s view.
BTU Member Julie Fouhy Recognized by Mass Foreign Language Association
MaFLA features BTU educator Julie Fouhy in their newest newsletter (see page six). Julie teaches grades K1-5 at the Thomas Edison K-8 School in Brighton, where she is embracing proficiency-based teaching. Congratulations, Julie!