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Humans of Archer

Elana Goldbaum, History Teacher

“Both of my parents are teachers and huge inspirations for me. My mom was a member of the National Organization for Women and marched in the 1970s to support the Equal Rights Amendment, which didn't pass, but her standing up for the right thing inspired me to do the same. My dad had been a multimedia journalism professor for 45 years; his evolution from the darkroom to virtual reality helps me remember how important it is to see change as an opportunity, not a barrier. I started my own education career in Chicago Public Schools in 2006 and then worked in L.A. public schools for nine years. I was looking to expand my experience when I found Archer, and I was totally enchanted and sold by the atmosphere, mission, and especially the students in my demo lesson."
As a public school teacher, I was used to lots of requirements and sometimes restrictive accountability, but having more freedom has allowed me to expand and hone my craft.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.