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Gone Viral!

First-year teacher -- and EIU alum -- garners national attention with his 'Welcome to the Fourth Grade' music video.

Dwayne Reed, a recent EIU alumnus and first-year teacher in Chicago, found himself featured on Good Morning America this morning thanks to this awesome "welcome back" video he made for his fourth grade class:

Here's a look at the video description from the YouTube page of Chicago-based producer Ty Gotham:

Instead of sending out the boring, old, "Welcome Back" newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with it! The song and video emphasize the reality that hard work is a must, but that school and learning can certainly be fun!

We're guessing his students are as thrilled to have him as a teacher as we are to have him as a #ForeverEIU alum!

Video Credits

Artist: Dwayne Reed
Producer: Stevo Thompson
Director: Ty Gotham

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