Springfield Businesses Partner with Springfield Middle School Classrooms

Springfield Businesses Partner with Springfield Middle School Classrooms
Posted on 09/27/2015

Through a group called Springfield Middle Adopt a Teacher (SMAAT), these local business leaders commit to support on several levels throughout the school year including: school and classroom visits and help with classroom needs.  Sponsors are also a part of the Greeter’s Club, which involves joining school administrators in the commitment to greet every child, every morning.

The program’s concept is the product of a need, recognized by principal Grant Bell, to have business leaders interact with students and teachers to create a positive channel of communication and a perception based on reality rather than stereotype.

Approximately 45 businesses are on board with the program this year, with only a few sponsorship vacancies remaining available.  Interested individuals can still contact Kathy Gunn at the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce until those vacancies are filled.

Former SMAAT member, Beth Null Dorris, presented a $500 check to Bell during the reception that will be awarded to one SMS teacher through a grant application-selection process.  

The support of local business owners and managers for Dr. Bell and his teachers is a welcome part of the overall task of providing a quality education to Springfield students as they prepare for the future.

Current sponsors include:



Caris Hospice

Carol Cordrey, RE/MAX 1st Choice


Commerce Union Bank


Danny Atchley

Edward Jones


G.S. Moore and Son

Grace Baptist Church

Health Department

Keller Williams

Mark and Jill Reeves

NorthCrest Medical Center

Regions Bank

Robertson County Players

Robertson County Recovery Court

County Trustee

Southside Drug

Springfield Baptist

Springfield Childrens Clinic

Springfield First United Methodist Church

Springfield Heights

Star Physical Therapy

The Gallary

The Hogan Company

US Bank

Venczel Insurance

Volunteer State Bank

Workforce Essentials Adult Education


S&S Precision

Golden Living Center

Kevin M. Fisher, DDS PLLC


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