Anna Handy

Guest Blogger

Teacher, LEAD Prep Southeast

Nashville, Tennessee

A former Teach for America Corps member, Anna Handy taught in the Metro Nashville school district before becoming a fifth grade teacher at LEAD Prep Southeast in Nashville this year. She earned her bachelor’s from Indiana University in Cognitive Science and English and is currently pursuing a master’s in education through Lipscomb University. She enjoys teaching interdisciplinary science and helping students grow into lifelong learners.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2015

Tennessee Teacher: Why School Choice Empowers Educators

For families, school choice means identifying the “best-fit” school based on academic programs, student culture, community presence and location. When…

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Posted May 13, 2019

It Cost Nearly $250K to Teach My Son to Read. Here’s How to Do Better for Less.

My formerly illiterate fourth-grade son is now an eighth-grader at The Windward School for Children with Dyslexia, where he learned to read. Next year, he…

By Debbie Meyer

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Posted May 15, 2019

I Have Stage IV Lung Cancer But I Couldn’t Imagine Not Being in the Classroom

I always thought I’d be a professional baseball player. It was everything that ever mattered to me—even if I couldn’t play, I knew I wanted…

By Stephen Huff

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Posted May 15, 2019

How My Charter School Helped Me Get a Diploma, Job and Start College After Incarceration

I’m 36 years old. For roughly 15 years of my life, I struggled with an addiction to meth. My addiction throughout those years had several…

By Joshua Michael Baker

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