P.S. 54 teacher opens minds through door art

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A teacher at P.S. 54 in Bed-Stuy is opening students’ minds by closing her door.

Hollie Tubbs is one of five teachers in a classroom for special-need students. In honor of Black History Month, she decided to give them something to look up to.

Taking an inspiration from an artist known as Quillqueen, she decorated her classroom door to resemble what she and her colleagues are: strong black women.

“They can look at the door and it looks like a woman, and they are being taught and educated by woman educators,” says Tubbs.

Construction paper imitates hair and a headpiece is made of African fabric – all above a collage of notable African-American leaders.

By popular demand, the door will likely be kept up beyond February and into Women’s History Month in March.

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