I'm a social studies teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia. I taught in Portland, Oregon and New York City before moving to Philadelphia with my family in the summer of 2019. For nearly a decade I've dedicated my career to providing students with an education that is grounded in their own lives, anti-racist, pro-justice, culturally sensitive, participatory and experiential. I strive to inspire students to use history as a tool for understanding — and changing — the world today. 

I'm the proud father of a talkative two-year old and I am committed to ensuring that she, and all the children of Philadelphia, can receive a high-quality education. 


Additionally, I am the editor of the book Teaching a People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War. I'm also an editor of the social justice teaching magazine and book publisher Rethinking Schools and a Zinn Education Project teacher leader. In addition to Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project my writing has been featured in The Nation, Teen Vogue, Newsela, History News Network, Common Dreams, the Huffington Post, Alternet, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public School Notebook.

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Students: I care about your learning and want you to do well.  If you are confused about anything we do in class, need help with an assignment, or just want to talk about some idea raised in class, please get in touch.
Parents: Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Email: asanchez2@philasd.org
Call/Text: 503-449-7249