ACCLAIMED JAZZ POET LAMONT DIXON VISITS TEWKSBURY’S OLD TURNPIKE SCHOOL
Nationally acclaimed jazz poet Lamont Dixon – also known as Napalm Da Bomb – conducted a five day poetry residency in late January with Old Turnpike School’s (OTS) sixth grade. The program, which was funded by the Tewksbury Education Foundation (TEF), explored multiple poetry forms and encouraged creative self expression by breaking away from traditional thought and nurturing imagination. “As a result of Mr. Lamont Dixon’s in-service, our students were provided with an opportunity to witness first hand the impact Figurative Language plays in writing, speaking, and performing,” said OTS sixth grade Language Arts teacher Scott Sipos. “Lamont’s unique style brings an energy that engages students while providing positive feedback and support. [His mantra], ’From the page to the stage,’ slips perfectly in to the critical aspects of our curriculum.” Dixon’s residency, as all TEF funded programs, complies with state and District core curriculum standards. Additional information on the program, the TEF and other TEF programs can be found at www.tewksburytef.org or on FACEBOOK.