George Lucas Educational Foundation

Trish Bridges

I work with middle school special education students in an alternative school. I have been looking for ways to motivate my students. Many have the ability to learn but they see no need to get an education. I started a small school garden last year and was surprised with the students' response. Several that had behavior problems in class were the best workers in the garden. After 25 years in education, I am convinced that we are failing some of our students by removing pre-vocation programs for middle school students.

Areas of Interest: 
Pre-vocational programs for middle school students