Name:Quisetter White, M.Ed
Title:Special Education Teacher
Number of years: After school Program coordinator- 3 yrs
SPED paraprofessional- 4 years
SPED teacher- 4 years
Favorite quote or scripture: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” Maya Angelou
: “She is clothed in strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come” Proverbs 31:25
Educational Background: East Carolina University, Bachelor of Science: Communication, Minor: English Business and Technical Writing Certification Grand Canyon University, Master of Education in Special Education
Bio: Quisetter White is a native Washingtonian and product of the DC Public School system. She began her career in education as an Afterschool Program Coordinator with the Office of Out of School Time for DCPS. She later transitioned into the classroom as a Special Education Paraprofessional where she cultivated her teaching craft and extended her professional practice. Upon receiving her Master of Education degree from Grand Canyon University, Quisetter began teaching Special Education in Prince George’s County Maryland and later made her way back to DCPS. She is currently a Middle school Reading Support teacher for SPED students.
An ambitious and loving mother to 2 energetic and happy boys, Quisetter loves to spend time with her family and close friends as much as possible. In her free time she likes to write, listen to music, paint, read, watch movies and do various fun activities outside. Quisetter recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by publishing her 1st children’s book in November 2020. It is her aspiration to publish an entire series that focuses on social and emotional growth/understanding as well as community and relationships for young Black readers. Quisetter also plans to publish prose and poetry in the near future too.
What’s your ‘go to’ song for the journey to school? Morning song- Whatcha Lookin’ 4: Kirk Franklin and the family (me and my kids love singing this on our morning commute 😊)
What’s the best thing about being a teacher? Seeing the mental and emotional growth in my students by the end of every school year.
Who/what inspired you to become a teacher? I have many family members in education and I’ve always enjoyed teaching children. I feel like I’m giving back to and making a positive impact on the future of our society and culture
What’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday night? Saturday nights: relaxing on my couch and watching a good movie with my family or girlfriends
What one piece of advice would you give to your students? Advice for students: Always keep pushing to be the absolute best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Never stop learning and growing!
What inspires or motivates you? My mom and my nanna both inspire me. They were 2 of the strongest and hardworking women that I knew. They were smart, witty, stylish, strong and had warm hearts/spirits. I pray that I utilize every ounce of the lessons they instilled into me everyday. It motivates me to be the best mom, niece, cousin, friend, educator, and human being that I can possibly be because they worked tirelessly to see me be great. So I WILL be great!