Local Teachers Turn Hospital Rooms into Classrooms

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

October 3, 2007

The mission of Charlottesville Public Schools is to make sure every child gets a quality education; including the ones who can't physically be in the classroom.

Over twenty local teachers work and volunteer in the University of Virginia Health System's Hospital Education Program; teaching students of all ages who are too sick for the classroom.

The teachers say they aren't the only ones doing the teaching.

"It's an amazing place to work. I always learn something new every single day. There's not a day that goes by that I don't learn something," said Norma Dobbins, the NICU teacher.

The program sees close to 2,000 students every year.

The students take part in every subject from physical education to music.

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