Ep. 52 Lynn Brasfield, Lean on Me

Known to her students as “Mrs. B,” Lynn Brasfield is a cornerstone in the foundation of Dresden Middle School. In this episode, Lynn shares her passion for teaching and how her classroom is a safe space for students to freely discuss concerns about current issues. Lynn’s story is one of remarkable circumstances. She grew up in Rutherford, Tennessee, and started high school when educational institutions began desegregation in the classroom. As an advocate for education, she explains that her classroom is a community of intrinsic learners. Every student that walks through Mrs. B’s door is greeted by Bill Withers song “Lean on Me” and is taught by the philosophy that one should “teach to the heart and the mind will follow.”

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