Two Georgia Teachers Made a Back-to-School Music Video to Inspire Town Hit Hard by COVID-19
As students go back to school in varying states of remote learning, one Dougherty County diamond has entered the national spotlight: Monroe Comprehensive High School, where two Black educators created a fun, energetic music video to brighten up this back-to-school season.
Twenty-eight-year-old 11th and 12th grade teacher Audrianna Williams and 30-year-old 12th grade teacher Callie Evans led a team of high school cheerleaders in their own rendition of Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin.’” It was professionally recorded at Platinum Sound Studios and shot by Jamel Overstreet in one week. It would soon go viral, attracting the attention of celebrities like Missy Elliott, Waka Flocka Flame, Lecrae, Taraji P. Henson, and rapper Jack Harlow himself.
By Ruth Etiesit Samuel, for Teen vogue