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As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute will host a screening of the documentary “American Teacher” on Friday, April, 20, from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the AU Alumni Center.
The free screening is open to students, faculty, staff and community members and will be followed by conversations about the film. The film, directed by Oscar winner Vanessa Roth and narrated by actor Matt Damon, chronicles the day-to-day lives and sacrifices of public school teachers. Dr. Tony Thacker, project administrator for the Alabama Department of Education and one of the educational experts who appears in the documentary, will be on hand for the screening.
Light refreshments will be served.
The Truman Pierce Institute, a research and outreach unit within the College of Education, focuses on the study and improvement of teaching, learning and leadership. Chartered by the governor and university president on April 20, 1982, the institute is named after a former College of Education dean noted for his efforts to improve education in the Southeastern United States.
Those interested in attending the event may RSVP by calling 334-844-4488.
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012