Dr. Chris McMichael enthusiastically welcomed Mr. Will Bearden as a BCSS Multi-School Partner in Education. Mr. Bearden is a Financial Advisor for Modern Woodmen of America. He is partnering with 11 schools in our district and customizing his involvement with each school in supporting and recognizing students, staff, and identifying collaborative community involvement opportunities. Will’s also mentoring a student each week at one elementary school.
Mr. Bearden’s unique background in teaching, along with his MBA and Finance degrees, open school doors for Modern Woodmen of America’s Money Matters, common core certified curriculum, to assist with future financial literacy training. Recently, he connected with the Bear Creek Middle School PIE Coordinator to assist in a student-led Thanksgiving Meal project. Mr. Bearden met with the PIE Coordinator and BCMS student to find out more about the student’s idea for this project, and they developed a “business plan” for the project. Following the meeting, Mr. Bearden presented the student’s plan to friends of the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce. Through this collaborative community project, several Chamber sponsors came forward to join Mr. Bearden in providing Thanksgiving meals for BCMS families in need.
We welcome Will Bearden of Modern Woodmen of America as a Multi-School Partner in Education!