We are very happy to share an interview with Getting Smart Podcast, which features our very own Gary Funk and University Charter Schools' Haley Richardson. Haley is a graduate of The University of West Alabama's Black Belt Teacher Corps, and University Charter School is a member of Teton Science Schools' Place Network.
The Getting Smart Podcast covers a variety of education topics in K-12, Higher Ed and lifelong learning. Hosted by Tom Vander Ark, the podcast features today's top educators, learning organizations, and thought leaders discussing the future of teaching and learning.
From the Getting Smart Team:
"Gary Funk has spent 30 years serving and advocating for America’s rural schools. For the last four years he has served as the director of the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) since 2016. RSC is currently managing a campaign called I Am A Rural Teacher. A teacher recently highlighted by the I Am A Rural Teacher campaign is Haley Richardson, a second-grade teacher at University Charter School in Livingston, Alabama. Gary and Haley encourage teachers to embrace the power of place to help young people appreciate where they’re from and the opportunities that exist there. Listen in, or watch, as Gary and Haley talk to Tom."
We invite you to learn more about The University of West Alabama and our Alabama and Black Belt Region Hub, Teton Science Schools' Place Network and our Northern Rockies Hub, and Getting Smart. Also, you will want to read Julia Levine's wonderful feature on Haley Richardson.
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