Graduating a New Class of Dumpster Residents

We are pleased to have hosted five intrepid educators in our Dumpster home over the spring and summer. Educators working with any grade level or type of educational organization are invited to stay in the Dumpster through our Home School Residency Program. During the residency period, educators stay in the Dumpster home for one night to a week. The stay could be framed as a personal sustainability experiment, a hook to engage participation in a schoolwide environmental challenge, a spark to student brainstorming in the classroom, or anything else a creative educator can imagine! The educators who have stayed with us thus far – Betty Jenkins, Anthony Jefferson, Diane Bertotti, Patrick Benfield, and Brad Melius – put their dumpster time to use in ways that reflect their personal missions as educators.

Betty Jenkins, Principal of Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy, has led her east Austin school through a successful transition from elementary school with a standard K-5 … Read More

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