Sherry Landrum ’92 (McGregor, MA Theatre Arts) is the Artistic Director of the Chattanooga State Repertory Theatre and head of the Professional Acting Training Program. She has won two Best Director awards from the Los Angeles Drama Critics and a Best Director award from the Tennessee Theatre Association. Landrum has written two musicals with popular American composer George S. Clinton. She also co-founded, directs, and performs with the award-winning improv comedy group Chattanoodle.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm