By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer
This school bus driver is hitting the books in between routes in her quest to become a teacher.
Gioconda “Gio” Duran, 44, is a Tennessee Reconnect student at Roane State Community College. Thanks to the Tennessee Reconnect grant, eligible adults can now attend Roane State tuition-free.
Duran said Tennessee Reconnect “is a big reason why I wanted to go back to school.”
Her 19-year-old son, John Duran Jr., is also enrolled with scholarships at the college’s Roane County campus. [Read more…]