July 2016

TWO Job Openings At BrightStone: FT Teaching Assistant & Substitute Teacher

Full Time Teacher Assistant

Current Posting Expires: 9/26/2016

Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements:

BRIGHTSTONE LOCATED IN FRANKLIN…BrightStone, a job-training school for adults who are developmentally disabled is looking for an organized, energetic individual to work as a teacher assistant in our classrooms. Experience with individuals with special needs is preferred. The position is fulltime with benefits at an hourly rate of 10.00 -$12.00. BrightStone is open 8:00 – 3:30 M-F. Please see our website www.BrightStone.org  for additional information about BrightStone.

Job Type: Full-time

Contact Information and Procedure:

If you are interested in applying for this position please reply with letter of interest and qualifications via email to our Program Coordinator, Dru.victory@Brightstone.org
 or fax to (615) 790-4944. No phone calls please. 

Dry Victory
140 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064.

Email: Dru.victory@Brightstone.org
Phone: (615) 790-4888
Fax: (615) 790-4944


Substitute Teacher

Current Posting Expires: 9/26/2016

Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements:

BrightStone is a job-training school for adults who are developmentally disabled. We are looking for an organized and energetic individual to substitute in our classrooms and on field trips in the community. Experience with individuals with special needs is preferred but not required. This position is Part Time and flexibility of day(s) is necessary as this position will cover for vacations, illnesses etc.. This position is paid hourly with no benefits at a rate of $10.00. BrightStone operates year round and is open 8:30 – 3:30 M-F. Please see our website www.BrightStone.org  for additional information about BrightStone.Work availability: M –  F 7:45 – 3:45 as neededOther duties: Ability to Substitute as needed, able to lift 50 lbs and assist our adults with personal needs and hygiene.

Job Type: Part-time

Contact Information and Procedure:

Please email qualifications and contact information to Dru.Victory@brightstone.org if interested. No phone calls please.

Dru Victory
140 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064

Email: Dru.Victory@brightstone.org

Phone: (615) 790-4888

MTEMC Grant Raises Bar On Student Made Products

new dip packagingThere are so many exciting things happening with the BrightStone Products! We have new packaging for the dip mixes already available and new packaging for our teas and drink mixes in the works. We can’t wait for all the new packaging to be in place!

We’re also excited about some new equipment and licensing that BrightStone was able to purchase through a grant by Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation. BrightStone now has a license to put barcodes on our products and a new Square setup that includes a scanner to use with those barcodes. This will make it more convenient for our retailers who carry our products as well as in our own store and events and shows where we sell the products.

scanner and new equipment

MTEC

 

In addition to providing valuable job training, producing these products give our students the opportunity to contribute to something they are enormously proud to have made. Thank you to MTEMC and all the staff and designers who have worked to take our students’ products to the next level and making it easier than ever for everyone to support BrightStone through the purchase of these products!

Star of the Week: Jennifer and Kate

jennifer

Jennifer is a busy lady! She works part time at Kroger, enjoys going to movies, and bowling. She attends concerts and Titans games in her leisure time AND comes to BrightStone. She has a great sense of humor and contagious laugh. She enjoys making fudge in Consumables and practicing for the Christmas Program in music class. She’s an all around great gal and we love having her at BrightStone. Congratulations, Jennifer!

 


 

kateKate is a real team player! She works very hard and constantly strives for excellence. She also has the gift of a servant’s heart and is always concerned about her co-workers. Kate enjoys bowling on Fridays and helping to serve at lunch. She always wears her favorite orange shirt in support of the UT Vols and loves cheering them on. Kate is well loved at BrightStone and is rarely seen without a smile. Way to go, Kate!

BrightStone’s Tomato Pie

tomatoes

Tomatoes from the BrightStone garden

 

Pie Crust

4 cups flour
2 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp sugar
2 cups butter
1 egg

 

You can also use your
own crust recipe or
purchase pre-made crust

Pie Filling

2 lbs tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
5 slices thick-cut bacon, fried and crumbled
10 basil leaves
few thyme springs
handful of cherry tomatoes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Slice larger tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Place on paper towels to absorb moisture. Sit for 10 minutes, flip over on fresh towels and sprinkle with salt. Sit 10 more minutes.

Combine mayo. cheddar, and parmesan. Arrange a layer of tomatoes in the bottom of pie crust, sprinkle with pepper, half the bacon, half the basil and half the mayo/cheese mixture. Repeat steps, ending with a final layer of sliced tomatoes. Scatter cherry tomatoes where they will fit and scatter thyme leaves on top.

Bake 30-45 minutes if crust gets too brown, place foil around edges.

tomato pie

Star of the Week: Bobby & Kelly

bobby Bobby is a quiet guy who seems to enjoy everything at BrightStone. He always does a good job in the Christmas program and has danced and played hand bells in years past. He is a hard worker and is always willing to participate in whatever activity or work area he is involved. His favorite BrightStone product is blondies and he enjoys working in the Packaging work area. He loves music class and bowling on Fridays. Congratulations, Bobby!

 


kelly M

Kelly is a real people person and enjoys interacting with her BrightStone friends and staff. She loves coming to BrightStone and the bus driver is usually her favorite person because she knows he brings her to her favorite place. Her sweet spirit and friendly nature make her a favorite with her friends. While at BrightStone, she enjoys making platters in Ceramics, working on the computers in Learning Lab and helping Alexa in the kitchen. Way to go, Kelly!

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