TCS Teacher Melissa Burton Wins Grant Award

Melissa Burton, a teacher at The Community School, was awarded a Loveday Summer Study Grant from the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). Melissa will use the grant funds to take two ceramics classes at The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center this summer and bring back her knowledge to use with her students at TCS.

In her grant application, Melissa wrote, “As an educator that works with the special education population, my first thought was exploring a tactile medium that can be easily manipulated. …Clay is a powerful medium for self-expression and working with it has therapeutic value as a stress-reducing activity.” Her students have benefited from working with clay in the past.

Congratulations, Melissa!

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