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I was bullied throughout my freshman in high school, an experience that affected me physically and emotionally. During my 28-year career as a high school English teacher, I try to inspire my students to address the issue. After sharing my own experience with them, I offer suggestions about how they can take action whether they are a victim or a bystander. I encourage them to look to revolutionary thinkers like Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Mandela as inspiration.


                                                                                                                                                                                                      Venise Grossmann

CNN Panel Interview


Based on an article Venise wrote for CNN's iReport that was viewed by over 50,000 people and shared by over 800, she was asked to take part in a online panel on bullying.

The other guests included Justin Patchin from the Cyberbullying Research Center, Stephen Cramer Glickman (Comedian and Big Time Rush Actor), and Susan and Morgan Guess of The Guess Foundation

Huckabee Show Interview on Fox News


Venise appeared on Mike Huckabee's show on Fox News on October 26, 2013 at 8  and 11 p.m. Eastern Time and on October 27 at 8 p.m.  She was part of panel on bullying. Fox News video:

Gretchen Carlson Interview on Fox News


On October, 23, 2013, Gretchen Carlson on Fox News interviewed Venise about her experience with bullying in high school.
Fox News video:

Articles About Bullying


CNN iReport


Venise took part in an online forum on bullying for iReport CNN on Tuesday, October 29th from 3-4 p.m.

CNN Video:

Recent bullying article published to CNN: 


Philadelphia Inquirer


Venise discusses her reaction to a local bullying incident in 2003.

Courier Post


Venise discusses how she addresses the issue of bullying in her high school the year she was named Teacher of the Year 2003.


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