Help this TN School Win $100,000 from the Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teacher Program
From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator —
Beaumont Magnet Academy (BMA) in Knoxville, TN was selected by Farmers Insurance to be a finalist in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge, which offers teachers the opportunity to compete for one of six educational grants.
With the help of TN registered teaching artist Bailey Earth, BMA teacher Cheryl Burchett proposed to infuse the school’s arts integrated curriculum with outdoor education. They will repurpose existing but underused space on the playground to create areas for creative exploration, performances and presentations. These structures will be available to students during instructional time and recess and to community members during family engagement events and open playground hours.