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Cheatham Teachers Pursue Educational Experience in Belize

Three Cheatham County School District teachers are pursuing a volunteer educational experience this summer in Belize. ​As​ ​part​ ​of their​ ​professional​ ​development, ​Audra Fowler, Brooke Daugherty, and Jenifer Binkley applied for, and have been accepted as Limited Resource Teacher Training fellows for the summer of 2019.

With this fellowship, local teachers, along with other teachers from across the country, will ​help to​ ​develop​ ​the ​community of Belmopan, Belize​ ​by​ ​training teachers.

The LRTT Fellowship supports a belief system that cooperative learning builds success. Building success for teachers, individuals with a significant impact on the world’s youth, supports a successful global future. Teachers​ ​in​ ​Belize ​face​ ​incredible​ ​challenges​ ​such​ ​as​ ​under-funded​ ​training,​ ​few​ ​resources​ ​in​ ​their classrooms​ ​and​ an increased student dropout rate due to the high priority of agricultural labor over an education.​ ​Many​ ​schools​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country​ ​do​ ​not​ ​receive​ ​adequate funding​ ​and​ ​their​ ​teachers​ ​do​ ​not​ ​receive​ ​enough​ ​training ​and, therefore, ​rely​ ​on​ ​any​ ​help​ ​they​ ​can​ ​receive​ ​from other​ ​sources.​

During this one month fellowship, Audra, Brooke, and Jenifer will ​work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​teachers, lead​ ​training​ ​workshops​, ​and​ ​coach​ ​them​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​teaching​ ​practices.

These teachers are proud to represent Cheatham County in this endeavor and ​hope​ ​you​ can come out to walk or run on April 6 in support! Race information and registration can be found at

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