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Billings community members are ‘Educators for a Day’

Posted at 6:38 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:04-04

BILLINGS- It was “back to school” bright and early this morning for around 140 members of the Billings community who took part in “Educator for a Day.”

The event, sponsored by the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools and Stockman Bank, gives business and community leaders the opportunity to learn more about Billings Public Schools.

Before getting a taste of what it’s like to be back in school, participants got a taste of breakfast at the Northern Hotel and heard from District 2 Superintendent Greg Upham, who talked about some of the great things happening in Billings Public Schools and also some of the challenges the District faces.

“We get to interact with the business community and they get to go into the schools and talk about the importance of education. It’s just gratifying to see people interact with this venue,” says Upham.

Participants then headed to all of Billings’ public schools to spend the morning with staff and students.

Upham says partnerships with the community are vital to help making Billings Schools the best they can be.

“It takes a village to raise a child.  It really does.  We can’t exist without them, they can’t exist without us. Why not use each other’s expertise to help kids.  That’s what this is about,” Upham said.