Thousands of Tullahoma students will return to the classroom this week, but their teachers have been receiving their education throughout the entire summer.
Ten Tullahoma City Schools fine arts educators spent a week in Nashville learning new techniques to bring to their classrooms for the 2019-2020 school year.
According to Fine Arts Coordinator Atticus Hensley, he and his colleagues attended the Tennessee Arts Academy, a national professional development institute for arts educators held at Belmont University the week of July 14.
During the Tennessee Arts Academy, TCS art teachers met Cassie Stephens, an art teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Franklin. Stephens was featured on an episode of the Netflix show “Nailed It!”
– Photo Provided by Kelly Orr
According to the Tennessee Arts Academy website, the institute trains hundreds of K-12 educators using an “advanced curriculum, cutting-edge methodology and unique philosophical perspective” that allows attendees to “return to their classrooms better equipped to provide Tennessee students with the necessary skills and experiences to become creative and productive members of our work force and society.”
According to two of those who attended the conference, West Middle School Choir Director Chelsey Preiser and Tullahoma High School art teacher Kelly Orr, the workshops and seminars they attended gave them invaluable experience they will be able to use in their classrooms…