The Ron Clark Academy: Grand Opening Gala
Founded in 2007, this truly innovative school is the collaborative product of speakers Ron Clark and Kim Bearden's abiding passion for helping students excel beyond their dreams. The two met in 2000 while both being honored as Disney's American Teachers of the Year, realized their shared vision for education and set to work transforming an abandoned warehouse in south Atlanta into a 44,000 square foot facility with 14 classrooms, two-story slide, media center, indoor trampoline and gymnasium.
Since opening its doors, The Ron Clark Academy has been deemed a 'magical wonderland of education' by MSNBC, featured on The Cycle, CNN, and attracted the enthusiastic attention of Oprah along with over 22,000 educators from 22 different countries! Most importantly, Ron and Kim's dedication to stellar teaching methods have helped turn students' test scores around dramatically. Between the National Educators' Conference, educator training packages and corporate training sessions, they are doing a fantastic job of spreading hope from their community to communities all over the world. Over 3,000 educators visit The Ron Clark Academy every year to educate themselves on sustainable and effective teaching methods in order to continue changing students' lives.
There are a multitude of ways to support the priceless work that the amazing people at The Ron Clark Academy are doing. We couldn't be more proud to have Ron Clark and Kim Bearden trust us with the important task of helping them keep sharing their incredible message!