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Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has worked at Coppell ISD since 2014. Leyendecker was inspired to get her teaching degree through her nine to 10 years of working in municipal government in Illinois, responsibilities in Human Resources and teaching Bible study.

Teacher of the Week: Leyendecker normalizing mental illness through caring guidance

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager January 22, 2021

For the past five years, Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has educated students about the importance of caring about mental health. Leyendecker began teaching as a substitute...

Crying is stigmatized in society and is often perceived as a sign of weakness. The Sidekick photo assignment editor Tracy Tran believes the stigma around crying in public should be removed. Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil

Opinion: Don’t fear to tear

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor November 19, 2020

This story is written for my cat, Lily, who died in 2016. It became one of my unforgettable memories and I experience judgment from other people when I cry every year in remembrance of him. As tears...

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