By Student Reporter Drew Randolph
Germantown, Tennessee--December 2, 2019-- GMSD has been formally recognized as a 2019-2020 Tennessee Arts Academy Partner School System, which demonstrates the district's belief in the importance of the arts.
Many of GMSD’s fine arts teachers have attended the annual Tennessee Arts Academy including Houston High Schools theater teacher, Kell Christie.
Mrs. Christie has attended the Academy for two years in a row and told us that she, "plans on returning many more times”.
The Arts Academy is designed to improve and teach the instructors specialized fine arts skills; there are many classes to choose from. "What is also special, is that GMSD sends regular ed classroom teachers," said Christie. Each year, GMSD sends classroom teachers who in turn share professional development with their peers about incorporating fine arts across the curriculum. "It is an amazing experience and a great way to learn new skills from experienced pros," added Christie. GMSD provides scholarship assistance to teachers each year.
GMSD will continue to support teachers who wish to attend the Tennessee Arts Academy and are humbled to receive the recognition.