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Lexington teacher will be featured on national education television special

“Think It Up” campaign will highlight McPherson’s work int he classroom

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2015) — Lafayette High School English teacher Sherri McPherson will be featured in the national launch of the “Think It Up” campaign for education at 8 p.m. on Friday on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX television networks.

Sherri McPherson
Sherri McPherson

“She is a terribly mindful educator — dedicated to providing deep learning experiences for sophomores outside of the AP and advanced classes, and the perfect spokesperson for the teachers of Central Kentucky and your district,” said Brad Clark, director of the Kentucky State Teacher Fellows Program.

The one-hour TV special on the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Think It Up campaign highlights McPherson’s work in the classroom through the Literacy Design Collaborative. Some students, a parent and Lafayette High School Principal Bryne Jacobs were also interviewed.

Think It Up seeks to spur a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, helping generate excitement about learning and building a sense of optimism about the changes underway in classrooms across the country.

Friday’s broadcast will also feature big names like Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Gwyneth Paltrow and other stars from film, television, sports, music, and digital media. During the telecast, donations will be accepted via thinkitup.org, a first-of-its-kind platform to fund student-powered, teacher-led learning projects in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the popular teacher crowdfunding charity.