Tearing Down The Walls

Tearing Down the Walls

In the summer of 2019, several juniors and seniors (Brycen Brown, Kiran Peterson, Jacob Hanai, John Thornton, Emanuel Barrett, and Maxwell Battle) created the Tearing Down the Walls Club. We founded this club in response to a charge at the end of a two-day Southeastern Diversity Conference at Vanderbilt University called Tearing Down the Walls. TDW promotes constructive conversations about race relations, respect for any and all sexual orientations, and social justice. Our mission is to create action through conversation by inviting all-school speakers, hosting monthly discussions, writing in the school paper, and organizing events such as panel discussions. We often collaborate with other schools to reach beyond the MBA community. Check out this page for upcoming plans, past events/speakers, and general info.

TDW Student Leadership

Martin Grier
Alexander Reddy
Edwin Bass
Sayan Dalai
Brooklen Davis
Colin Hande
George Ma
Eli Stark

Faculty Sponsors

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Michael Kelly

    Mr. Michael "Michael" Kelly 

    Montgomery Bell Academy
    Associate Dean of the High School, English Teacher, JS Golf Coach, MLK Society, Tearing Down Walls Sponsor
    University College Cork, Ireland - BA
    University College Cork - Higher Diploma in Education
  • Photo of John Lawrence

    Mr. John "Jake" Lawrence 04

    Montgomery Bell Academy
    Counselor, History Teacher, JV Soccer Coach
    Appalachian State University - Post Graduate Certificates
    University of Tennessee - BA
    Appalachian State University - MA
  • Photo of Camille Hackney

    Ms. Camille "Camille" Hackney 

    Agnes Scott College - BA
    Universidad de Alcala de Henares - MA

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