Working on It

Stories of Resilient Educators: Teaching Through a Pandemic

May 22, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2
Working on It
Stories of Resilient Educators: Teaching Through a Pandemic
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Working on It
Stories of Resilient Educators: Teaching Through a Pandemic
May 22, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2

A spoken narrative and song inspired by teachers and created by teaching artists, this project amplifies and uplifts stories of resilient teachers in Metro Nashville Public Schools during the 2020/21 school year. Teachers applied to be part of a Narrative 4 Story Exchange in an open application process, and in this application they were invited to share reflections on teaching. Five of these applicants were chosen to meet online to share and exchange stories of resiliency in teaching. Project leader Amanda Cantrell Roche wrote a spoken narrative incorporating teachers' quotes, and Alison Brazil wrote and recorded an original song with co-writer Matt Lipscombe inspired by the stories. Jon Royal contributed to visioning meetings as well as a voice in the spoken narrative.  

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Thank you to Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) for being a sponsor, and to the many donors who made this possible. To donate and add your name to supporters: https://www.gofundme.com/f/stories-of-resilient-educators-sore

And thank you to resilient teachers, everywhere. We see you, and this is for you!

Teachers whose stories were shared and whose words shaped this project:

Dr. Nikki Hughes, Warner Arts Magnet Elementary

 

Jessica Henderson, Glenview Elementary School

 

Susan Henderson Isel, Antioch Middle School

 

Brigid Whitaker, Glenview Elementary School

 

Aaron Litvack, Maplewood High School

 

Linda Wynkoop, Glencliff High School

 

Dr. Shauntazia Shorter, Cane Ridge High School

 

Laura McAfee, Ida B. Wells Elementary School

 

Caroline Sharp, Oliver Middle School

 

Thelma Guzman, Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School

 

Tania Mejia, Park Ave. Elementary and Johnson Alternative Learning Center

 

Caison Bridger, Jones Paideia Elementary School

 

LaDonna Williams, Thomas A. Edison Elementary School

 

Hannah Spear, Tom Joy Elementary School

 

Paige La Grone Babcock, Apollo Middle School

 

Jennifer Abel, Hermitage Elementary School



Show Notes

A spoken narrative and song inspired by teachers and created by teaching artists, this project amplifies and uplifts stories of resilient teachers in Metro Nashville Public Schools during the 2020/21 school year. Teachers applied to be part of a Narrative 4 Story Exchange in an open application process, and in this application they were invited to share reflections on teaching. Five of these applicants were chosen to meet online to share and exchange stories of resiliency in teaching. Project leader Amanda Cantrell Roche wrote a spoken narrative incorporating teachers' quotes, and Alison Brazil wrote and recorded an original song with co-writer Matt Lipscombe inspired by the stories. Jon Royal contributed to visioning meetings as well as a voice in the spoken narrative.  

amandacroche.com

Thank you to Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) for being a sponsor, and to the many donors who made this possible. To donate and add your name to supporters: https://www.gofundme.com/f/stories-of-resilient-educators-sore

And thank you to resilient teachers, everywhere. We see you, and this is for you!

Teachers whose stories were shared and whose words shaped this project:

Dr. Nikki Hughes, Warner Arts Magnet Elementary

 

Jessica Henderson, Glenview Elementary School

 

Susan Henderson Isel, Antioch Middle School

 

Brigid Whitaker, Glenview Elementary School

 

Aaron Litvack, Maplewood High School

 

Linda Wynkoop, Glencliff High School

 

Dr. Shauntazia Shorter, Cane Ridge High School

 

Laura McAfee, Ida B. Wells Elementary School

 

Caroline Sharp, Oliver Middle School

 

Thelma Guzman, Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School

 

Tania Mejia, Park Ave. Elementary and Johnson Alternative Learning Center

 

Caison Bridger, Jones Paideia Elementary School

 

LaDonna Williams, Thomas A. Edison Elementary School

 

Hannah Spear, Tom Joy Elementary School

 

Paige La Grone Babcock, Apollo Middle School

 

Jennifer Abel, Hermitage Elementary School