Gloria Evans Nolan

Parent and Activist

Gloria Evans Nolan is a parent and public education advocate in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was six years old, her mother was sent to prison, and Gloria and her brother ended up in foster care. She credits two special teachers, Mrs. Blaine and Mrs. Cowley, for nurturing her and sparking a love of learning. The parent of two children in the St. Louis Public Schools, Gloria is a passionate advocate for her hometown and its schools, encouraging her friends and neighbors to “build up what we know is being threatened to be burned down.”

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I Left Charter School Teaching for Public School Teaching. I Am So Glad I Did

I love working with students and teaching. Now I get to enjoy it because I am supported and respected for my talents in a public school.

Stand Up for Our Public Schools. Don’t be Distracted by Fake Outrage.

We need to come together to ensure that our elected officials protect the education of our children.

Public schools helped me achieve my family’s dreams.

My life definitely wasn’t the most stable, but in my public school, I had a safe space.

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