Jonathan Bolding, a 2011 M.A. graduate in special education, will receive the “Outstanding Teacher Award” from the Greater Nashville Alliance of Black School Educators (GNABSE) during its annual Awards and College Scholarship Gala on June 7. Bolding currently serves as a gifted education (ENCORE) teacher for Metro Nashville Public Schools and is primarily assigned to Meigs Magnet Middle School, while also providing support part time to East Nashville Magnet and Madison Middle School.
“I truly believe that the individuals that we are honoring represent the passion and determination it takes to ensure that our children receive an equitable and quality education in our school system” said Donnie Crenshaw, GNABSE president. “They have all experienced marked success by rolling up their sleeves and doing the work necessary, including, at times, making the tough decisions, to ensure students have every opportunity at reaching their own levels of success by stressing education as the key to opening those doors.”
The award ceremony will be held Sun., June 7 at 5 p.m. at Fisk University’s Jubilee Hall, Appleton Ballroom. The annual gala, which focuses on honoring excellence in education, also seeks to bring awareness to the unique needs of African-American students.