The intersection of education and entrepreneurship in Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —
There is an interesting thing happening in Chattanooga where the business community is hard at work trying to improve education in our area.
The Teacherpreneur program where educators try to invent new ways to make teaching better or the story of Chattanooga Prep. That's the new all boys school founded by local entrepreneur, Ted Alling and his wife Kelly.
We talked to Hamilton County Superintendent, Dr. Bryan Johnson and Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen about this effort in our area.
"I think one of the great things about Hamilton County is the energy and the engagement of the business community," Dr. Johnson said. "We encourage that. We embrace that. We use that as an opportunity to help us move towards our goal."
"You have a growing economy generally in Chattanooga. You have a lot of energy around entrepreneurship .and innovation and building small businesses," Commissioner McQueen said. "To have the people who really invest in your community also say I want to make sure that we're connecting the dots back to education is very inspiring and encouraging. We do not see that in every community."