By Gabrielle Hays, WBIR 10 News, February 10, 2020
Melissa Bucks spent 36 years of her life teaching kindergarteners and first graders in Knox County. She just retired in May but is still involved in the classroom and in the community. After almost four decades in education, she can recall how trauma in the classroom changed over time and how it impacts some of our youngest children who are trying to learn.
“It was always different but there was always one child, two children or three children as time went on that was experiencing childhood trauma at home,” Buck said.
National data tracked and collected over the last several decades show Buck is not wrong.