Beyond the Blackboard is a made-for-television movie that premiered on the Hallmark Channel in 2011. The movie is based on the true story of Stacey Bess, a young teacher who takes a job teaching homeless children in a makeshift classroom at a shelter in Salt Lake City.
Stacey Bess is played by Emily VanCamp in the movie. She is a recent college graduate who takes a job teaching at a school for homeless children. When she arrives, she finds that the school is actually a rundown shelter that serves as a home for many of the children. The shelter is run by a no-nonsense woman named Ms. Williams (played by Treat Williams).
Bess is initially hesitant about the job, but she quickly develops a bond with the children and becomes determined to help them. She faces many challenges along the way, including a lack of resources and support from the community, as well as personal struggles in her own life.
The movie highlights the importance of education and the impact that a dedicated teacher can have on the lives of children. It also sheds light on the issue of homelessness and the challenges faced by homeless families and children.
Beyond the Blackboard is a heartwarming and inspiring movie that celebrates the resilience and determination of both the teacher and the students.
Duration: 95 min.