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This profile was last updated on 8/27/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Teacher

Germantown Friends School
31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
United States

Company Description: Germantown Friends School is one of the most academically rigorous schools in the country. Its transcripts state that A and B are honors grades. According to the...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Teacher
    Third-Fourth Grades
  • Third and Fourth Grade Teacher
    GFS

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This project and story go back ...
jewishexponent.com, 27 Aug 2014 [cached]
This project and story go back to 1982, when Teresa Maebori, a teacher at Germantown Friends, was disturbed by a student's reference to someone as a "retard. She wanted her students to move past this kind of labeling and respect one another.
To that end, she took a group of them to HMS, hoping they would interact with the challenged children there.
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Maebori and Green then collaborated on the project.
Germantown Friends: About GFS » Studies in Education
www.germantownfriends.org [cached]
Teresa Maebori, Former Teacher, Third-Fourth Grades
We are occasionally re-printing articles from the past fifty years of Studies in Education that we believe are as relevant today as when initially published. This article by Teresa Maebori originally appeared in the Fall, 1985 issue and describes the background and creation of the Germantown Friends School-Home of the Merciful Saviour musical play.
Something Magical Can Happen
www.somethingmagical.org, 18 Aug 2010 [cached]
After witnessing with outrage a class skit that mimicked people with developmental disabilities, Teresa Maebori, a third/fourth grade teacher at GFS contacted HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in West Philadelphia.
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Each January, Ms. Maebori's students are partnered with HMS youngsters and travel weekly to HMS.
Family Communications - Different and the Same - The Advisory Board
www.fci.org, 27 Mar 2010 [cached]
Teresa Maebori, M.A.T. Teacher, Germantown Friends
It all started some 30 years ...
sjmagazine.net, 1 Sept 2013 [cached]
It all started some 30 years ago when GFS teacher Teresa Maebori wanted her third- and fourth-grade students to make genuine connections with children different from themselves. She got the idea after an assembly in which some students labeled people with physical disabilities “retarded.â€
“I’m Japanese American, so I knew what it was like to be a minority,†she says. “It was at a time when my father, who had had a stroke, was in a wheelchair, and I realized what handicapped people experienced.â€
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At the earliest rehearsals, it was as if something rather magical was happening, Maebori says. For some children who had limited speech, the musical was a chance to sing. Others found different ways to express themselves, perhaps by moving to the music or with facial expressions.
“In that first year, we were amazed at the transformation at both schools,†says Maebori, who retired last year following the 30th production. “In terms of my kids, it was the opportunity to show what is really human about each other, despite differences.
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