James Spann Teaches Weather Science To Cullman Homeschoolers

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James Spann Teaches Weather Science To Cullman Homeschoolers

The Cullman Homeschool Connection in conjunction with Fancher Education Center brought famed ABC 33/40 meteorologist James Spann to Cullman this week.

Coach Spann dazzled the 275 attendees with a fast-paced and highly entertaining 45-minute multimedia weather presentation designed especially for children in the Cullman homeschool community.

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This gathering was held Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church on 3rd Street SE.

The anticipatory buzz in the auditorium prior to Spann’s arrival was palpable from the young students.

Spann made his presentation very student friendly. Taking on the role of weatherman, scientist, philosopher, professor, comedian, coach, and wiseguy, he wowed, mystified and entertained all ages:

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Prior to taking the stage, the sassy meteorologist shared these telling thoughts alluding to what was to about to occur on stage:

“You know if I weren’t doing this for a living, I’d be a 3rd-grade science teacher and a youth baseball coach.”

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Cherelle Fancher, the Director of the Cullman Home School Connection and owner of Fancher Education Center (located in uptown Cullman) was thrilled to have Alabama’s biggest and best-known weather celebrity address her students:

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have been a part of bringing so much joy and knowledge to so many people who are part of a community that very often gets overlooked. Mr. Spann is a gifted speaker who engages children and adults alike and I can’t wait till the next time we have him out, hopefully in a bigger venue that can hold everyone who wants to be a part of this fantastic opportunity to learn.”

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Spann’s presentation ran the gamut across all the fundamentals of basic meteorology imparting wisdom and warnings along the way.

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Bo Waldrop of East Side Barber Shop was the primary sponsor for this super fun educational event.

All the James Spann youth fan attendees signed this giant card thanking the barber shop for their sponsoring:

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About James Spann

James Spann is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC 33/40.

He can be seen weeknights on the news at 5, 6, and 10 o’clock. He joined ABC 33/40 one month after the station signed on the air in the fall of 1996. In all, James has been a television weather anchor for 32 years. Along the way he has worked for WCFT in Tuscaloosa, WSFA in Montgomery, KDFW in Dallas and two other stations in Birmingham.

In 2001, James received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was recognized for live coverage of the deadly tornado which hit Tuscaloosa on December 16, 2000. His work during that horrible storm also helped ABC 33/40 earn a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for spot news coverage.

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About Cullman Homeschool Connection

The Cullman Homeschool Connection (CHC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to being a central resource for home-schooling families in Cullman County and the surrounding areas. The organization works to provide ongoing resources through a frequently updated website, organizing regular community events, and pursuing special interest projects.

CHC is neutral in both politics and religion, transparent in all business dealings, and work to serve only the interest of the home-school community as a whole. They are strong in ethics and at no time are the personal feelings of any member given priority over the benefit of the community as a whole.

Sponsorship and regulatory oversight is provided by the 501(c)3 non-profit Fancher Education Center in order to empower those with great ideas that benefit the home-school community to achieve their dreams without being bogged down by forming new support structures from the ground up.

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