Emily Garrison

Emily Garrison

Emily Garrison, who lives in Rogers, is a 9th-grade English Language Arts teacher at Bentonville West High School in Centerton. She is a Teach Plus Arkansas Senior Policy Fellow.

Students getting their lunch at a primary school in Atlanta, Georgia. (Amanda Mills/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

LEARNS’ missing ingredient: universal free meals

By: - November 17, 2023

Earlier in my career, I held a position as a director in a school food pantry. Every Friday after school, I dedicated my time to filling backpacks, ensuring that students had enough food to get them through the weekend. One student stands out in my memory from that time: Isabella, a sophomore in my class. […]