In association with the Pencil Foundation, Dr. Rachael Flynn-Hopper, assistant professor in Education and Belmont’s Pencil Partner liaison, participated in the annual “Principal for a Day” event. She shadowed Dr. Schuler Pelham, principal at Belmont’s partner school, Overton High School, in November. Dr. Flynn-Hopper visited classrooms, toured the school, discussed programs and learned about the day-to-day administration of a high school. Pelham and Flynn-Hopper also attended a luncheon hosted by the Pencil Foundation at the new Martin Professional Development Center.
This is one of the many ways in which Belmont University’s Department of Education has partnered with the Pencil Foundation. Other activities Dr. Flynn-Hopper has coordinated include working with Millicent Jolly and Glenn Acree to donate computers to Overton High School that have been rotated out of circulation at Belmont, collection and donation of school supplies for the LP Pencil Box, collection and donation of motivational materials for Overton High School students and the planning of an Overton Night at the Women’s and Men’s basketball games on Sat., Jan. 24, 2009.