Teachers of TN: Kim Bradford

“I wanted to empower teachers. I wanted to empower them to feel what I feel every day going into the classroom—and that’s passion…We’re the heartbeat of the class. We need a time to come and connect with everyone. I believe when you’re open to hearing how all of these other schools are doing these wonderful things, you’re formulating a plan already, thinking ‘How can I do this in my class?’ It’s synergy. It’s connecting. It’s filling me back up, so I can go back out and give.”

Kim Bradford, fourth grade reading, Cleveland City Schools