Danyelle Kimp is a music teacher at Russian Jack Elementary and this year he’s tasked with the difficult challenge of teaching young students virtually.

ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter spoke with him about the challenges of online learning, dealing with the constantly changing plans to return to in-person classes, and the positive impacts music has on his students.

They spoke on November 18th, 2020.

Hosted by Riley Taylor.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman, with a special contribution from Mr. Kimp’s kindergarten class.


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